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|02-25-2012, 02:44 PM|| |
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Mamaroneck, NY
Reefer Ratings: (4 (100%)
Low PH and dkh ????
I'm not to concerned because all my corals are doing fine but my parameters are as follows
Salinity 1.026 refractometer
PH 7.8 API
Nitrate 0 API
Phosphate 0 salifert
Ca 420 salifert & red sea pro
Dkh 6.7 - 7.0 salifert & red sea pro
Mg 1400 red sea pro
Test done at 1pm 3 hours after daylights came on 1 week after last water change.
I don't know if I should start dosing or doing small daily water changes to keep levels up and stable ? My tank is only 29 gallons so doing a daily 1 gallon change wouldn't be to bad ???
I have a mixed reef with a lot of sps
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|02-25-2012, 03:16 PM|| |
The Flying Reefer
Join Date: Sep 2011
Reefer Ratings: (20 (100%)
Since you have only a 29g , its not surprising you have a slight swing in parameters, which is not such a bad one either. Do weekly water changes, not daily, because there is a risk you might swing your parameters even more if you do daily water changes in such a small tank volume. You mentioned a lot of sps and mixed corals, and thats the reason for low Dkh , following low calcium levels. So the solution IMO is: weekly water changes and set up a daily dosing regiment of Ca and Alk. Follow up on test results weekly and check to see if they have somewhat stabilized.
Hope I help