what will happen if PH is at 8.6

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  1. ranger2806

    ranger2806 Fire Shrimp

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    my params are sal. .026 ca is at 300 mg is 1400 alk is 15 phos is 0 and no3 is 10 my ph is at 8.6 and im guessing its due to my alk so high right. i just refilled my kallk stirrer and maybe its due to that. but what kind of harm to corals and fish. i did a 20% water change yesterday but no decrease.
     
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  3. Dingo

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    ehh u might get away with it but it depends on your corals, what do you have in there?
     
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  5. RHorton

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    Having a high alk can burn corals. If you bring up your cal your alk should go down which in turn should even out your ph.

    I would get your cal where you want it first (by other means then kalk) then use the kalk to keep it there.