Nitrate Question

Discussion in 'Aquaforest' started by TigerReefer, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. TigerReefer

    TigerReefer Member

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    Hey man!

    Happy to report some minor success.

    I was able to get some fresh air to the tank which cause a series of events PH related.

    Temp 77.8
    Salinity 33.5
    PH 8.29
    Alk 7.6
    Cal 405
    Mag 1210
    P04 .01
    N03 2ppm

    I have my comp 123 but haven’t needed to dose because my alk never moved.

    What Alk should I remain? I’m think 7.5. Then monitor it figure out how much it’s using. It’s gone from 8.6 to 7.5 in 3 days that a drop of .3 ml per day. Am I thinking through that correctly?
     

  2. Anirban

    Anirban Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Hey, those numbers really look great. Lot of people underestimate the importance of fresh air and pH. Just try to hold that pH there your tank will love it. I personally try to keep the alk at 7.5 to 8 max. This gives me a bit of margin with low nutrient or any sudden imbalance. Just keep an eye on that alk.
     
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    Thanks man. I really appreciate your help.

    World class dude.
     
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    My pleasure. I try to help people with my experience and observations. Sometime its quick but sometime it takes time. I call our tanks are evolution in a glassbox and generally that takes a bit time.
     
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