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Old 03/13/2018, 09:22 AM   #1
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Calcium/Alkalinity Balance Chart

Hey guys like most people i'm trying to get this figured out lol. At some point I saw a chart, that I thought was from Randy Holmes, that showed what he said was a good balanced Calcium level for each Alk level and vice versa.

Does anyone know where that chart is at? I've looked up a ton of articles and haven't been able to locate it again.

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Old 03/13/2018, 10:29 AM   #2
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http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-05/rhf/index.php


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Old 03/13/2018, 10:36 AM   #3
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I see "balanced Ca/alk" mentioned quite a bit.

I'm not sure it matters, as long as both are within range. dKH 7-11, Ca 400-480ppm.

Mcgyvr and others have any opinions on this?


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Old 03/13/2018, 11:10 AM   #4
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I see "balanced Ca/alk" mentioned quite a bit.

I'm not sure it matters, as long as both are within range. dKH 7-11, Ca 400-480ppm.

Mcgyvr and others have any opinions on this?
Keep those parameters in the recommended ranges of the link I posted above..
I certainly do not worry about this "balance" and I'm able to keep a tank alive just fine..


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Old 03/13/2018, 01:38 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.
I probably should just leave the tank alone for a couple weeks. My calcium is at 475 so i'm going to target 8.5 Alk and leave it alone and see what happens.


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Old 03/13/2018, 03:23 PM   #6
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Dose based on rate of consumption for each. The dosing amounts may not be balanced and that's OK.


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Old 03/13/2018, 03:34 PM   #7
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Yes i'll continue to dose for ALk correction to my target 8.5dkh and see what happens with calcium and mag.


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