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Old 02-28-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Calcium at 1000+ ppm???? Can this be right?

I am using the Sea Test brand calcium test kit. And with it my calcium test at above 1000 ppm. I have to add 75 drops of the reagent to achieve the correct blue color. Can this be right?
I use Red Sea brand salt. my KH / Alkalinity is around 300 ppm and all other test come out good. PH is at 8.0-8.2
I do add some cal. about once a month. In a water change.
My Coraline algae doesnt seem to want to grow either. Can this be because of to high of Cal in the system?

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Old 02-28-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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That CA reading is not correct. It would be "snowing" in your tank before you could even reach that level. Invest in a Salifert test. Much more accurate. Also roughly 5ppm increments as opposed to the 50ppm red sea test do..
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