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post #21 of 27 Old 02-12-2009, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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I just did a couple of KH tests. 1 on my tank which was low 107.4 ppm kh/gh.(6dkh) So now how do I fix this problem?
the 2nd test i did (to see what kind of difference there would be) was on my tap water - extremely low 2dkh (35.8) I couldn't believe that so I did it twice and came out with the same result.
How do I raise it up. (home made style if possible)
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post #22 of 27 Old 02-13-2009, 06:35 PM
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You can't properlly raise DKH without knowing the Calcium level. Sorry, this question can not be answered as it is presented.
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post #23 of 27 Old 02-14-2009, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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The last cal. test I did it was 700.
I just did another water change. No change in the alk.
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post #24 of 27 Old 02-14-2009, 03:09 PM
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If DKH is low and Calcium is high, the correct step would be a series of water changes. However, i seriously question your calcium test result.
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post #25 of 27 Old 02-14-2009, 05:41 PM
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What kind of salt are you using and how far into the container are you? If it's closer to the bottom and you didn't shake up the container before you opened it, then you're getting all the stuff that settled at the bottom... which could lead to unusual #'s. Always shake your container if you don't already, that way you get everything all mixed up and nothing is settled at the bottom.

What kind of test kit do you use? Maybe you're reading it incorrectly??? just a thought.

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post #26 of 27 Old 02-14-2009, 06:25 PM
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what i do is roll the bucket back and forth across the floor a number of times then put it somewhere that it barely gets moved because moving it re-settles everything to the bottom.
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post #27 of 27 Old 02-19-2009, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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I will try that.
I will brb in a week
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