As far as the PH
goes, you should be OK with water changes weekly, while checking PH
daily and buffering every few days with a product like Seachem PH
8.3. It will buffer for PH
. Steve-s correct me if I am wrong, but with the water changes and PH
8.3 you should be fine without an alk
test. It worked well for me when treating my hippo tang with hypo.
For hypo I borrowed a refractometer and found my glass tube hydrometer (and a swing arm unit) was reading sg
~ .004 lower than actual. Basically it read 1.009, but testing the water with the calibrated refractometer, it read 1.013. The treatment would have failed at that sg
. The fact that they are calibrated at 60F could be the reason for this inaccuracy, not sure. At the very least it would be wise to borrow one and calibrate your glass tube by getting sw
to 78d & 14ppt (with refractometer) and mark that reading on your glass tube. That would probably work assuming the temp is stable. You may find this link helpful, good luck with it.