I have been struggling, as one could tell from my previous posts, with a 90 gallon reef setup for about 9 months now.
The two biggest problems I have had have been Ich and a phosphate problem caused by a bad RO
membrane. At any rate my current question is one regarding my chemistry. Currently my test kits indicate that my Calcium level is 450 ppm
, my KH
is 8.8 dkH
, and my pH is 8.0. I just performed a water change and this caused a small snow storm. I am pretty sure I caused the problem by adding too much Ca
to my new water. (My IO salt usually tests in at 350 ppm Ca
, so I add a little to bring it up to around 400. I didn't check it this last time, but I am guessing that I added too much Ca
My question is what should I do at this point? My inclination is to add some of my Kent Marine Superbuffer to bring the pH up closer to 8.4 and of course raise my KH
and to do another water change to try and bring the Ca
down a little. Can someone with a more experience/knowledge advise me here on what my strategy should be?
Thanks in advance.