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Old 09-10-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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How to get the ALK down?

I did some testing yesterday on my 1 /12 month old 75gal FOWLR and the ALK was high. Will a water changed bring it down? Everythinbg else tested fine.

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Old 09-10-2004, 08:54 AM   #2
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yes a water change will bring it down, but there is really no reason too if you PH is normal you are fine er well should be fine. what is your ALK level? or do you have a kit that just reads "low/med/high".
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I use the Red Sea and it only shows low,med,hign and it reads high.
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Old 09-10-2004, 11:23 AM   #4
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I use the Red Sea and it only shows low,med,hign and it reads high.
yeah that's what I had. But if you do a water change it should bring it down. Normally I would tell you not to worry about it , but you don't have and true reading. So I would do a normal water change.
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I'd also get a decent test kit like SeaChem or Salifert...something that gives you a meq/L reading.
I'm pretty sure someone tested with a redsea and it said 'high', but a seachem test gave them a reading of 3.0meq/l which isn't high at all
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