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Old 05-12-2017, 12:08 AM
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Default Red Sea salt 12 DKH??

I've only used salinity salt and my calcium and alkalinity have always been very low. I bought a bucket of Red Sea and it says 12 dkh. I'm at 8 right now. Anyone use Red Sea? Should i expect a huge alk swing if I don't add it in small increments? 12 seems pretty high

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Old 05-12-2017, 07:40 AM
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I switched to Red Sea blue bucket because of this reason. When mixed at 1.026 I get right around 8 dkh alk and 420 ppm ca. Those are my target numbers so it's pretty cool having a salt that hits them right out of he bucket. If you have higher nutrients and want higher dkh you could always dose your tank to gradually increase alk to avoid an alk swing. My $.02

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Old 05-12-2017, 01:57 PM
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Yes, if you do a large water change with new water thats that much higher than your current 8dkh, you will get a significant jump in your displays dkh. It wont jump to 12 but there will be an increase. The best thing would be to do small water changes that way the jump is minimal or possibly no jump at all. And then do what drs2140 said by doing additional dosing of you want different numbers, that way you have more control over the numbers. I use reef crystals which can mix up some crazy numbers but i only do 10 gallons a week and get no jump in either alk or calcium and the rest of my dosing is done by a doser.

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Old 05-18-2017, 11:46 AM
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Using RSCP I do a 15% bi-weekly on my 40B/20L sump and my dkh has been steady at 8.4

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