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Old 10-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #111
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Every week and I've been dosing but they're still low. I can't figure out what is depleting it.
How often and how much do you do pwc?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #112
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I dose calcium twice a week and purple up three to four times a week.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #113
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Every week and I've been dosing but they're still low. I can't figure out what is depleting it.
If calcium wont go up its usually caused by low magnesium or low alk the 3 go hand in hand
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #114
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I do 8 to 10 gallons weekly on a 55 gallon with a 20 gallon sump. the lfs never mentioned anything about the alk and mag. You would think they would check that too if my calcium was low. I don't have any kits yet as you can tell. They just told me to dose twice a week with calcium, and I haven't seen a difference in a month now.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #115
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Test kits are a great thing to have. You can keep track of where you are and what your dosing is doing to those levels.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #116
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If calcium wont go up its usually caused by low magnesium or low alk the 3 go hand in hand
I second that..
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:29 PM   #117
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I totally agree, I've been trying to do some searching on kits I'm not sure what to get. Everyone says like 10 different kits are more accurate. How much is a decent kit? Seems like most kits don't come with everything. Just kind of confused on the right kit I need to test everything.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:59 PM   #118
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I just have the API reef master to test for calcium, alk, and phosphate. And the saltwater test kit for ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, and ph. Some people don't like API but they have not steered me wrong yet.
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I totally agree, I've been trying to do some searching on kits I'm not sure what to get. Everyone says like 10 different kits are more accurate. How much is a decent kit? Seems like most kits don't come with everything. Just kind of confused on the right kit I need to test everything.
I like salifert test kit
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Salifert is the most accurate in my experience Andi always order mine off eBay, it's much cheaper than the LFS.
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