DKh question

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  1. tresguey

    tresguey Fire Worm

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    my dkh is about 11.8 all the time and my calcium is always about 500. i figure my calcium is ok but isn't my dhk too high?
     
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  3. JohnO

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    tresguey

    FYI 11.8 dKH = approx 4.2 meq/l which is quite good :)

    Actually I think that the Calcium levels are a bit high. If you are adding suppliments I would just stop for a while and see if the Calcium depletes.

    John
     
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    i'm useing B-ionic, actually just started with it a week ago and tested today my dkh was still 11.8 but my calcium was at 540. it that way to high? and can that hurt anything?
     
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    tresguey,

    540 is not way to high :)

    I would just let it come down by itself and maintain it at around the 400-450 mark.

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    i guess i'll lay off the b-ionic for a day and test to see what happens
     
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    well i layed off the b-ionic for a couple of days. now my water test like this

    salinity 1.025
    ph 8.3
    ammonia 0
    nitrite 0
    nitrate 20
     
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  9. tresguey

    tresguey Fire Worm

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    oops forgot to add the calcium and dkh
    calcium 560
    dkh 15.4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i really dont understand this
     
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    Have you done water changes during this time and if so, what brand of salt did you use?

    Try testing your freshly mixed saltwater before you add to the tank and see what you get. :D
     
  11. Matt Rogers

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    Weird.  :-/
    Maybe a delay with the B-ionic?

    [quote author=birdlady link=board=Water;num=1101120581;start=0#7 date=11/26/04 at 06:45:27]Have you done water changes during this time and if so, what brand of salt did you use?

    Try testing your freshly mixed saltwater before you add to the tank and see what you get. :D[/quote]

    Actually, that's probably a good bet. Good idea Sue.
     
  12. tresguey

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    actually i do a 10 gallon water change every monday with premix from my lfs. i thought i should trust them so i only run a salinity test on it. but that is a good idea, i will run a complete test this monday on there salt water. is that dhk so high it is harmful? i really dont wanna lose any of my stock. i dont know if any of the other reefers out there feel the same as i do, but i feel there kind of part of my family. and no one wants there family in ill health. so any help will be greatful!!!!!