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If you have corals in your tank, you probably have heard about the foundation elements of calcium, magnesium and alkalinity. Calcium and magnesium are easier to understand because we see them in our own diet and know how they help with bone growth and longevity, as well as many other aspects of the human body. Alkalinity is less straightforward, but is a critical element. In terms of chemistry, alkalinity is a measurement of the acid (H+) required to reduce pH to 4.5 where bicarbonate is converted to carbonic acid. If chemistry isn’t an interest for you, then let’s look at...

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