Low Alkalinity

Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry' started by Edgar Sandoval, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    Need your help my Alk is 6.7 and my calcium is 380. I have a 60 gallon setup. How much B-Ionic calcium & Alk 2 Part should I dose to bring up the levels?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk[​IMG]
     
  2. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    BulkReefSupply.com has an online calculator you can use to find the amount. Not sure if ESV is same concentration as theirs, but it likely is and I bet a quick search will provide the answer.
     
  3. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Julius Chen and Coral reefer like this.
  4. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Yup, don't use the brs one. That's just for brs 2 part.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Not the same. Bionic is more concentrated.
     
  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

     
    WrightReef likes this.
  7. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    What Mike said!
    You definitely do NOT want to fix it all at once. Big Alk changes are far worse that being a bit low.
     
    Coral reefer likes this.
  8. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    If you don't have livestock, you can bring up to your liking, but as rygh said, large swing in parameters in short period of time can kill corals.

    Best to test water, dosing a guesstimate, then test water after water circulates enough.

    Which salt are you using for water changes? Test that too, as the parameters will be different depending on the salinity you mix too.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. magnetar68

    magnetar68 Supporting Member

    WrightReef likes this.
  10. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    Thank you guys. I'll start dosing 5ml per day and see how it goes


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  11. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Make sure mag is already in range before upping alk.
     
    Edgar Sandoval likes this.

Share This Page