90 gallon heavily planted Co2
injection w/ ph controller EI dosing 4 x 54w t5ho (2 midday 2 aquaflora RO
right ****Started 3 weeks ago**** I'm starting to get some algae. Lights on for 6hrs. Co2
is ph controlled. Adequate nutrients via EI calculator. Always have used RO
right before going high tech. Going with co2
I followed the directions and set my ph controller based on 3dkh from aquarium to about ph 6.8. It was fine, saw pearling. Did my first 42gallon wc
and noticed my controller was coming on barely if not at all. So I tested my RO
water and it's at barely 1dkh. (I'm aware it strips all) RO
right brought it up a degree. But RO
right is for GH
with a trace of bicarbonate that raised it 1. Today I tested my water softened tap and dkh
was off the charts. It took 16-17 drops. ??? Can I mix some tap to raise KH
? Dechlorinate first? OR add baking soda or a manufactured buffer? I do not want to do crushed coral. Please advise? Thanks in advance.
PS- I have Kent's Superbuffer dkh
from my brackish setup. I could use 1/4 the prescribed amount?