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kk. so i fragged out the bleached areas... i havent seen any loss since.. i am thinking it was a power head move.. i moved them like a month ago when i rearranged my rocks.. i have now moved my power heads back to their original position.. they all have good flow to them.. kurt, i was dosing into my sump, on a drip and returns are pointing up... been at .022 for about a three weeks.. i brought it back up to .024 over the weekend... and i top off with tap and using the prime water stuff.. think i am going to go back to r/o though... and not dosing to feed corals...
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well after a long talk with akira, and a trip to reef runners... my alk is at 14... did a 30 gallon change today and will do another tomorrow and so on till my levels are correct... thought my test kits were off... nope human error.. thought my alk said 7 about three weeks ago.. so i started dosing.. my bad.. lost one digi... all due to myself... i know test very VERY carefully!!! 
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well i am out of salt, changed 90 gallons in three days... dont get paid for two weeks and totally broke... and alk is still at 14.. any ideas how to get it down?? i need help!!!
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You can add muratic acid to lower your Alk. You'd have to google how much to add and be careful using it.
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My birdsnest did that when my salinity was off, calibrate your salt testing equipment and retest, could also be concentrated salt got onto those spots and burnt them.
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I would definitely test with another kit as well before doing anything else. Found the calculations for adding muratic acid to lower alk;

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1530419


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i had it test saturday at reef runners.. then tested with my own kit.. 14.... :(
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and my salinity is .024... i just checked again... 
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Dang! Are you adding in supplements/buffers?
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nothing... i am out of carbon though.. would that make a difference??
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Nope. What is your CA++ and PH at?
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cal is around 500 and i dont have a ph test.... :(
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What type of salt are you using?
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oceanic....
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Do you add anything to your makeup water? Are you using RO Water?
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tap with prime...
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I don't think it does but doubt prime removes bicarbonates and don't know how your tap water is. If it were me, I'd be patient doing the following; Weekly water changes using RO water(pretty sure free or cheap from Aquatic Evolution or Reef Runners close to you) and things should stabilize over time. Doesn't mean your SPS won't continue to bleach out until things stabilize but better than doing drastic changes causing other possible issues.

I'm sure others can give you more informed opinions than me.
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yeah.. need to buy more salt too.. i am broke for two weeks... its wierd though.. all my monti are fine... i think i will post to see if anyone can help out with salt for this weeks change... but my water is clear, all lps and softies are open, zoa's are too... just wierd..
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If your willing to drive up to Heber your welcome to RO water and some salt. I don't think I'll be going to Utah County this week.

I have a Bro-in-Law that lives in Springville and has a practice in Evanston. I think he comes through Heber on Thursday. If you want I can see if he is willing to swing by and pick some up.
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i will let you know... i may have a friend that will loan 50 for salt... and i can get r/o at reef runners when i get off work... thanks for all your help!!!
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