BRS Alk video

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  1. Ben Nicholls

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    The video BRS published today on Alk chemistry is really interesting. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.

     
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    What's interesting to be experiencing for the first time is dialing in my calcium reactor with a trident.

    I never cared or paid attention with kalkwasser but my calcium reactor started at a suggestion of running 2sec on and 200sec off... the eventually settled on 8/200. I now raised my alk from 8.2 to 8.6dkh and needed to increase to 10/200 to maintain. My pH also is 0.2 higher incidentally.

    I'll probably shoot for 9dkh just because my alk drops very quickly and I'd at least have 2 days to fix any problems.
     
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    Thanks Ben. I think I might raise my Alkalinity toward the 10.dkh and see what happens. Thanks for posting the news about the Video.
     
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    I ran a tube from outside to my skimmer air intake to help with PH. Doesn't seem to do much. Alk is up but PH fluctuates from 8.0-8.2.
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    Air line to mine did help. I get about 8.1-8.2 with windows closed. I know I am still getting pH reduction due to CO2 because it goes to 8.2-8.4 with windows open.
     
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    I’m wondering if an air exchanger would help in the basement.
     
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    If window open help, then an air exchanger would too.
     
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    Yes air exchangers help some
     
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    I installed an air exchange unit, mostly for winter humidity control, but it definitely helped my pH, high and lows went from 7.9 - 8.1 to 8.15 - 8.25
     

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