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Results: Where to you try to keep your Alkalinity?

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Where do you keep your Alk, and Why??


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    Heidi - Reefkeeper
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    Default Where do you keep your Alk, and Why??

    Where do you try to keep your Alkilinity? Why do you Try and keep it there?
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    I usually float around 8, but try to keep it around 9. Its what I read on the interwebz.

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    Heidi - Reefkeeper
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    I wish I could get it and keep it at 6, I think the ocean is right close to that and I wonder why more people don't keep it lower. I guess this is why I made this thread. Just wanted some input.

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    It is in part a safety net. The lower the number, the smaller that net.

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    I keep mine at 9. Why because for me it gives me a little swinging room without being to high/low. My corals seem to be liking it as well.
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    try to keep my around 7 right now been having issues with it in mid 6's my duncuns wont open had to put in my nano where its in mid 7's and they open up. stonies like mid 7's from what ive earned in my tanks

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    Mine is at 8. I like a little room for it to swing up or down. I'm going to ry to run our tank at 7-8.

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    I keep mine at 10. I don't want it to go below 8, over 12 at any time, so if I aim for 10 I have a safety net. With dosing 2 part I need that net. This may change when I get my calcium reactor setup.

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    i keep mine at 9 - 10
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    I shoot for 7 which is very close to natural. I just tested and was just over 5, yea I've been lazy. If you run to low, like my 5dkh you really run the risk of ph dropping FAST.

    I shoot for 7 because I run vodka and high ph will burn sps tips if your at ultra low nutrient levels. On a normal tank, exactly where you keep alk isn't that big of a deal. 6.5 up to 12 isn't going to kill anything all by it'self. The most important thing is to pick a spot and stay there, drastic fluctuations are what screws things up.

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