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Okay so we’re on the second to last day of the dosing and the KH dropped to 4. What would be the cause of this?


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Ph: 8.1 (small rise, normally at 8) Nitrate, ite, ammonia all zero. Calcium at 480. I’m wondering though. I think I know what happened. A volunteer did it and this was during the calcium drip. Could that have skewed the results to a four if she was taking water from right where the calcium is dripping in?


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drauka   

With those numbers I am 90% sure a 4 DKH is not possible.  

Yes that would have skewed the results

 

If calcium is at 480 then you need to stop dosing calcium too 

 

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drauka   

Need to dose around 1/2 as much magnesium as you did the first time.  Once magnesium is up the other numbers will improve with dosing

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So since the others are up, just dose magnesium and the Alk? And keep an eye on the calcium


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Magnesium first.  Then slowly bring up the Alkalinity.  And yeah keep an eye on calcium.  It could still use a small bump too 

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Hey sorry! All the school hectic ness this is finally when I can sit down. So calcium is riding about 380-400 depending on the day, kH is 7-8, and Mag is still sitting at 1290 so pretty much everything is set now!


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Good deal,  You can try supplementing with kalk now if that's still the wish. Just mix it in your top off reservoir and make sure the ato line is in an area of high flow away from corals and fish.  (and heaters too, my personal preference)  

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bif24701   
On 2/14/2018 at 11:38 AM, Amphispur said:

Alright so after day 1 of dropping, KH is still at a solid 6. Mag is at 1320, and calc is at 380ppm


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Great!  lets us know how things continue.  Have you considered bumping dKH up a little?

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