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    I have been trying my hardest to keep my ALK consistent. It will drop to 5 and then I have to raise it back to 8. What do you guys use to keep ALK consistent?

  • #2
    Calcium reactor and weekly testing.

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    • #3
      Randy's 2 part. Bm Doser. Weekly testing.
      This is my reef tank
      There are many like it
      But this one is mine

      93 Gallon Rimless Cube, Full Apex, 2x Kessil A360WE, Bashsea Twisted Skimmer, 2x Geo Media Reactors, Maxspect Gyre 150, Bubble Magus Doser, 30 Gallon Geo Sump, 20 Gallon Geo Fuge

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      • #4
        Anything that doesn't require getting new equipment? What causes the lowering of the ALK

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        • #5
          That's a big swing. I assume your not dosing daily.
          This is my reef tank
          There are many like it
          But this one is mine

          93 Gallon Rimless Cube, Full Apex, 2x Kessil A360WE, Bashsea Twisted Skimmer, 2x Geo Media Reactors, Maxspect Gyre 150, Bubble Magus Doser, 30 Gallon Geo Sump, 20 Gallon Geo Fuge

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          • #6
            I am not. I do not dose at all.

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            • #7
              Corals and coralline algae are the main users of alk and ca. You can dose manually every day but it gets tedious. I use Randy's two part with brs dosers

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              • #8
                Dependung on what you want to keep...I'd imagine you will need to start dosing.
                Here is Randy's 2 part ( 3 with magnesium) and a calculator. Just get to desired level and measure it every day/ every other day to see whats being depleted. May want to do this for a week or 2. Then check twice a week for awhile.
                http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-02/rhf/
                http://reef.diesyst.com/chemcalc/chemcalc.html
                This is my reef tank
                There are many like it
                But this one is mine

                93 Gallon Rimless Cube, Full Apex, 2x Kessil A360WE, Bashsea Twisted Skimmer, 2x Geo Media Reactors, Maxspect Gyre 150, Bubble Magus Doser, 30 Gallon Geo Sump, 20 Gallon Geo Fuge

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