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Carbonate Mix Alkalinity

doggydoc10

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Good morning
Just wondering what’s the alkalinity on a mixed carbonate solution? Meaning once Carbonate powder is mixed as directed what’s the alkalinity number the solution should be at?
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You can check it if you have an alk test kit. for instance i use the hanna checker it calls for 10ml for the sample to test. i used 2.5ml of the solution with 7.5ml of rodi water. then times the DKH results by 4.
 
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I know I can check it. My question is what is the number you SHOULD get after mixing the labeled amount of Carbonate mix and RO water? I am trying to verify my mix
 

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Hi. Did i understand it correctly that you want to know how much you have to dosed to get a certain amount in the tank ?
 
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I guess I didn’t make myself clear. I am trying to find out what’s the alkalinity value on the carbonate mixture once its mixed according to your mixing parameters.
By that I mean, is the alkalinity on a freshly made batch 7.5? 8.0? 11?
 

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HI. Oh now i see. Ok. It’s bit different with our system. After the mixing you will have a fully saturated Stocksolution. ( this has several hundred Alk ). If you dose the stocksolution in your tank you can calculate a alkalinity incresing of. 0,5 dkH / by 10 ml in 26 UsGal. . We recommend an alkalinty between 6,5 - 8 dkH
 

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