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04-06-2012, 05:40 PM #1
baking soda dosing
Okay thinking of doing this... has anyone done this?
This will be on the 120g reef.
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?
04-06-2012, 06:44 PM #2
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.
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04-06-2012, 07:24 PM #3
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.
04-06-2012, 09:46 PM #4
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
04-09-2012, 04:57 PM #5
0Originally Posted by kaybee
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!
04-10-2012, 10:57 PM #6
0Originally Posted by glariorAfrican cichlid and saltwater aquariums
04-11-2012, 03:26 PM #7
Glad to know.
What do you like to keep your mg, kh and ca at with your setup?
04-12-2012, 04:32 AM #8
My target ranges:
kH: 9-11 dKH
Ca: 400-440ppmAfrican cichlid and saltwater aquariums
05-02-2012, 03:36 PM #9
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.