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  1. Default baking soda dosing


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    Okay thinking of doing this... has anyone done this?

    This will be on the 120g reef.

    PH 8.2-8.3
    mg - 1200ppm
    ca - 460ppm
    Kh - 65ppm or dKh 3.4

    I have been reading and found that I can use baking soda. I am using a liquid kh suppliment but I am not liking it.

    I found this here

    Whats your opinion on using baking soda?
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

  2. #2

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    I have never tried it, but I am wondering about your dKH test results. I am very shocked to see it that low while you are dosing for it. Are your waiting 1 to 4 hours bewteen dosing for Cal and dKH ?

    Are you sure you test results for your dKH are accurate ?

    Bringing your Cal down to 400ppm will also help to allow your dKH to come up.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    On that tank I am not dosing for anything but dKh and I just started last week. I think I have the kent one... but going to try the baking soda. From what I read the results are better and doees not mess with mg, ph, ca like the kent does.

    As for the results... same bottle I have used for a while. Maybe I will buy one today since I headed to the LFS today.

    Might do a write up on this if it works.
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

  4. #4

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    I've been using baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to replenish carbonates and alkalinity in my reef tank for a number of years. Of late, I've been adding baking soda to my ATO reservoir.
    African cichlid and saltwater aquariums

    http://www.rowelab.com/AquaControlle...9&scope=last24

  5. Default


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    Quote Originally Posted by kaybee
    I've been using baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to replenish carbonates and alkalinity in my reef tank for a number of years. Of late, I've been adding baking soda to my ATO reservoir.
    One thing I was told is it will bring your kH up then down and it won't stabllize. Assuming true is that why you figured out the depletion rate and now have it added via ATO?

    I found some kent super buffer dKH I am using up and see what that does. So far dosed twice in 3 days and I maybe have 5ppm more kh. However, my CA, Mg and pH are perfect!
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

  6. #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by glarior
    One thing I was told is it will bring your kH up then down and it won't stabllize. Assuming true is that why you figured out the depletion rate and now have it added via ATO?
    I've never heard of baking soda bringing kH up then down or being unstable. I have tons of stony corals, including some fairly large LPS colonies so the carbonate I add (via baking soda/sodium bicarbonate) replenishes carbonate that has been depleted from the water by the calcification process of my stony corals as they build their calcium carbonate skeletons.
    African cichlid and saltwater aquariums

    http://www.rowelab.com/AquaControlle...9&scope=last24

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    Glad to know.

    What do you like to keep your mg, kh and ca at with your setup?
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

  8. #8

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    My target ranges:

    Mg: 1300-1350ppm
    kH: 9-11 dKH
    Ca: 400-440ppm
    African cichlid and saltwater aquariums

    http://www.rowelab.com/AquaControlle...9&scope=last24

  9. Default


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    Wanted to update this thread...

    The kent buffer I was using did nothing.

    I dosed with baking soda and my KH is where it should be. The Ca is 460, mg 1350 and KH 170! I determed how much to dose from this website....here

    This is the first time I got my Kh that high.

    Baking soda is the way to go if you need to only raise Kh. I will check this for the next few weeks and see how it goes.
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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