Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-03-2005, 11:50 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Send a message via Yahoo to fishman
AK and CA Levels

I have been using ESV parts A and B for my CA and AK. Until recently my CA would not get above 280. Now its at 500!!! Yikes!
Also my AK level is at 15 DKH...any ideas on this? None of my corals are mad yet? I have backed off on adding any of the parts and let it creep back down.
Thoughts?
__________________

__________________
fishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,111
They look like they're pretty balanced (albeit a tad high) so just let them fall naturally. Watch to see how much it falls per day and that will help you to adjust how much you add each day for maintenance.
__________________

__________________
Phyllis

Join the NJ Reef Club Today! Saving the world's reefs one living room at a time!
MACNA XXI Atlantic City, NJ September 25-27, 2009
Phyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 12:04 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,152
Send a message via Yahoo to fishman
Yeah they are not WAY out of line but I had been dosing the same amt for like one solid year and could not get the levels TO rise...didnt test for a long time and lo and behold the numbers jumped! ESV is good stuff!

I have noticed my anenome moving around and he has been on the same rock for like 6 months. I wonder if this was causing him some grief? However I did add a PH and was aimed in the general direction of him from the other end of the tank so I think it might be this as well..
__________________
fishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 02:24 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: philadelphia. PA.
Posts: 2,679
You need to find out how much Ca/Alk your tank is consuming daily in order to know how much part A/B to dose. The only way to do this is to test daily for each for a few days w/ out adding any Ca/Alk supplement or PWC'S. Here is a good link to find out approx. how much of each to dose daily according to the tank's demand- http://home.comcast.net/~jdieck1/chem_calc3.html
HTH-it's late and I'm tired lol.
__________________
Mike
MT79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 04:58 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 640
Do Ca-Alk move proportionally with each other?
__________________
55 gallon
dual 175 MH w/ dual 32W PC Actinics
75# LR
runway1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2005, 01:04 PM   #6
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
20 ppm Ca per 2.8 DKH CaCO3 equivalent for the most part. Not exact as some part of the consumption will be affected by abiotic/localized precip.

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...ture/index.php

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
level

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LEVELS OFF! Spchampion2000 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11 02-04-2007 09:23 AM
How to Lower Calcium Levels? What can High Levels Cause? xxnonamexx Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-11-2005 04:34 PM
Are these levels right? arminkropp Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 03-05-2005 03:11 PM
pH levels cmhadden Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 06-28-2004 02:24 PM
levels nitch Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 10-31-2003 04:38 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.