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Old 01/07/2008, 11:07 PM
ACBlinky ACBlinky is offline
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I'm not familiar with Ocean's Blend, so I can't really offer advice on using that particular product since I don't know what's in it.

For a 130g it might be easier (and more economical) to use CaCl -- many folks here buy it in bulk, it's sold as an ice-melting product I believe. I buy it online from an aquarium etailer and it's fairly reasonable - a little goes a LONG way. A few teaspoons should make a big difference in your levels. Once your Ca and alk are where you want them, you can try maintaining your numbers using Kalkwasser (limewater). I drip about 2g per day (2tsp/g) and find it works very well. When Ca or alk dip too low, I raise them with a separate supplement and then go back to the kalk.

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