What is the best product to increase Magnesium and Alk?

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  1. Floyd

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    Hi,

    I would like to know what is the best product to increase Magnesium and Alkalinity?

    My Mag is currently 1170 and Alk 6.4.

    All other parameters are ok.
     
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    @Floyd aquavitro 8.4 for alkalinity and aquavitro ions for magnesium....:thumbup:
     
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    Yes they work well
     
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    Should I increase Magnesium only and thereafter the Alk? or can I increase both simultaneously?


    I want to maintain my Alk at 10 (I do not have SPS in my tank) or do you think that I should maintain it at around 8 in case I add some SPS in the near future?
     
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    Increase your magnesium first and then adjust your alkalinity.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Or if you want to go for the cheaper diy option you can use Epsom Salts for Magnesium and Baking Soda for Alkalinity. :)
     
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    @Viper

    Please outline the procedure to be followed if I go the Epsom salts and Baking soda route.

    I have a RSM 250 tank.
     
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    Here you go, read the second post in this thread, very nicely explained and easy to understand. Chemical equivalents - Marine Aquariums South Africa

    p.s. Increase both parameters slowly, over the course of a few days, don't push them up all at once.
     
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