I did my weekly water change over the weekend. I usually just make sure the salinity and temperature is the same before doing the change but this week I decided to check the alk
, mag, and calcium in both the mix water and the tank water. I'm not too worried about these numbers because I only have softies in my tank and figured the water change would be enough to keep the levels I need. Anyway...my tank water...calcium 375..Alk
7.9..and Mag 1200
My mix water...calcium 400...Alk
9.6 and Mag 1200. After the water change tank water is...calcium 380..Alk
8.1 and Mag..1200..Guess my question is,is the alk
number too low before a water change. I have always read the it should be between 8 and 12. Should I use a buffer or are these numbers ok..