Calcium and alkalinity

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  1. Momo

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    Ok so finally got some test kits.

    Now got calcium level 550ppm and alkalinity of 5dKH. no idea why calcium is so high as i have not been dosing anything?

    magnisium is at 1300ppm

    so basically i need to increase alk, was thinking just baking soda but from what i have been reading the balance between calcium and alk i would have to raise it to 30dKh??? for that level of calcium and then leave it to lower together or do i raise to alk to say 12 until the calcium comes down? also how quickly can i raise the alk per day?
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Which salt? Seachem reef?

    Just increase your alk to between 7-9, at no more than 0.1-0.5 per day, find a value and keep it there. Stability is key with Alk, this will also help keep Ca and Mg stable
     
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    using tropic marin pro reef..

    ok so raise it over the next week or two. so is baking soda fine to use? and anyone know what the dosage would be?
     
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    This chemistry calculator will help you too calculate the dose for a few products.

    Comes in quit helpful,
     
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