Pachyseris speciosa

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  1. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    sorry camera is a little crap. my dkh has been dropping since a couple weeks but seems to have stabalized at 7. it is freaking me out but im not sure how to raise it and keep it there. its the first time i have to deal with this kind of issue. i know the whole baking soda story but for some reason im scared of this approach.
     

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  3. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    would red seas foundation B do the trick? has/does anyone use this?
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Have not used it, same principle thought. Follow directions and test again in 2 days, get some idea of the tanks consumption and dose accordingly. It's a very nice unique piece. I have heard they are really slow growers so it should not soak up too many elements too fast.
     
  5. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    thx Cheryl, what values should i be aiming for 8-9?
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    thx Cheryl, what vlaues should i be aiming for 8-9?
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    thx Cheryl, what values hould i be aiming for, 8-9?
     
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    While I am not Cheryl, I would say 10 dKh is good, I like 4.2 meq/L. Not sure how that translates though.
     
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    I would say 8-9 would be fine.☺
     
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  11. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I am happy with a consistent 8-9. I have found keeping it any higher was just a waste of a good buffer, growth was not improved. The polyp extension on my corals is the best right around 8.
     
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  12. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    thx folks ill aim for those numbers, its mantaince day today but im a little hungover so might post pone till tomorrow, i got a bottle of foundation B and supplimented. tested yesterday and the dkh was around 11. according to my numbers tomorrow ill be able to devide the dose by 7 and have a rough daily suppliment number.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Me too.:beer:

    Still added a cup of kalk solution and part B to my tank before going to work at 5 am, and I am old.:rolleyes2:
     
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