ok.. well i have not dosed anything yet. i just put in top off water ()no salt) LOL. trying to keep SG at 1.022 range. it seems that, although my PH is ok, it is going up.. will this affect the Alk? also reason Alk is high to answer the question.. i (a while ago) dosed it hard and fast to see if it would bring down my calc. well it didnt do anything but turn some LR green. so i stoped that. yea trates comming down, but my large Hermit just molted and i cant find all his old shells . will this deteriate and raise nitrates? like a dead fish would? i slowed down the feedings and now i see my fish nipping at the coral at times.. man this is real frustrating hobby, but i know it will pay off in the end. i will have readings posted in afternoon .