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Manual soda ash dosing

svreef

BOD
Staff member
For my 55g I need to increase the alkalinity about 3 dKh. I don’t have a dosing system for that tank an yesterday, when I poured 10ml of soda ash solution, there were a lot of white particles. Is there a way to do some kind of siphon drip that will do about 60 ml slowly over 3-4 days?
 

MonkeyReefer

Supporting Member
Just a thought... can you measure how much each drop from say an airline tube and make a knot to adjust the frequency of drops?
 

Meshmez

Supporting Member
You can get a setup like what is used for drip acclimation. Or just do it manually little by little. It seems pretty weird for you to get a lot of precipitation from 10ml. Did you do it in a high flow area? What is your current alkalinity level?
 

svreef

BOD
Staff member
Yes, I poured into a high flow area. The alk got down to 5.4 (I know, I know, this is a softie/nem tank that’s not tested often). I added 30 ml yesterday which should raise it to 6.4. But I’d like to raise it 2 more a bit slower.
 

NickRoseSN1985

Supporting Member
I DIY’d this for dosing ALK each night. Each night I put in the appropriate dose and it slowly drips over a 12+hr period. I have a small pump under this so the solution gets mixed.
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