thoughts on adding some Kent Marine Superbuffer to increase the Alk?
That should work. What I find is one of the best, cheapest, and easiest ways to increase Alk
is to just use baking soda dissolved in some RO
water(it's sodium bicarbonate). It will not cause any issues, and it is not uncommon among reefers to use it. Be sure to use baking SODA and NOT powder. This will generally not change PH, but if it does it may lower it a little bit. Don't increase Alk
more than .5 meg/l a day. Here is a calculator to determine how much baking soda to use, or whatever product you may choose.
PS- FWIW if you have low PH to begin w/, you can bake the baking soda, spread it in a cookie sheet, for about 45 mins at 400 deg. That will drive off excess CO2
, etc. That means the new, baked
baking soda will increase PH rather than lower it. Baking it will also alter the amount needed to raise Alk
, so be sure to choose the proper one when using the calculator.
I'm just thankful that you folks don't limit the number of questions that I can ask!
No, but it will cost $1 for each additional question