Reef Central Online Community
Marine Depot

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > The Reef Chemistry Forum
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 11/27/2006, 11:24 AM   #1
dwculp
Registered Member
 
dwculp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Carrollton, TX
Posts: 2,338
Adding different amounts of a blanaced supplement

My calcium is running at around 380ppm but my alk is very low at around 1.75 meq/l. I have started adding C-Balance, a balanced calcium and alk supplement.

Can I add more of part 2 (the alk supplement) than part one until I get the alk up where I want it and then begin adding equal amounts of both to maintin it?


__________________
Remember, it will only get worse before it gets worse.

Current Tank Info: 10 years - Currently have a 100 FOWLR
dwculp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/27/2006, 12:35 PM   #2
Mike O'Brien
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,356
You can do that without a problem, but you may want to raise you're alkalinity with baking soda first and then begin with balanced addition's of the C-balance. That way you won't run out of the alkalinity part before the calcium. But again, there is no problem doing what you want to do.


Mike O'Brien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/27/2006, 02:46 PM   #3
Randy Holmes-Farley
Reef Chemist
 
Randy Holmes-Farley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Arlington, Massachusetts
Posts: 86,233
Add both parts equally. If you boost the alkalinity by 2 meq/L, calcium will only rise by 40 ppm, which would be perfect.

Make sure the pH does not rise too high when adding that much of the alkalinity part. Spread it out over a few additions in a day or two.


__________________
Randy Holmes-Farley

Current Tank Info: 120 mixed reef
Randy Holmes-Farley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/27/2006, 02:49 PM   #4
dwculp
Registered Member
 
dwculp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Carrollton, TX
Posts: 2,338
Thanks! I will add each equally over the next few days until I hit the target!


__________________
Remember, it will only get worse before it gets worse.

Current Tank Info: 10 years - Currently have a 100 FOWLR
dwculp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/27/2006, 05:31 PM   #5
Randy Holmes-Farley
Reef Chemist
 
Randy Holmes-Farley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Arlington, Massachusetts
Posts: 86,233


Good luck.


__________________
Randy Holmes-Farley

Current Tank Info: 120 mixed reef
Randy Holmes-Farley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:26 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.