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  • bfbong
    started a topic Calcium and pH dosing

    Calcium and pH dosing

    Can we increase calcium and pH by dosing together? My understanding is adding calcium will decrease the level of pH

  • Tech Support AN
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    Thank you for the post! You can increase both calcium and pH by adding specific supplements, however, keep in mind that you typically want to add calcium and buffer supplements separately or at different times, as they have the potential to bind together and precipitate out of solution. Calcium supplements are positively charged and carbonate supplements are negatively charged, so they want to bind together, which can lead to a decrease in calcium and alkalinity, thus a decrease in pH.

    When you add these supplements at different times, you should not see a decrease in pH after adding calcium. I hope that makes sense!

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