Let you alk
fall some and if your dosing a buffer of any kind hold off a bit. It will make it easier to bring the Ca
back into balance if the alk
is allowed to lower. Don't try to correct anything until your test kits are available though. Guessing will just lead to more frustration.
As far as what levels to shoot for, the most important aspect is the balance not how high they are. Keep the range within NSW
= 1.5-3 mEq/l (75-150 mg
= 380-420 ppm
There is absolutely no advantage to keeping the levels higher than that and ibn fact can cause unhealthy coral growth if maintained above NSW
levels as a norm. I would however recommend keeping the levels at the higher end of NSW
. It will help with little "hick ups" along the road.