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Old 11-01-2004, 09:18 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Brad

Ca of 600 sounds really high.
It can also be quite dangerous for bi-valves. When the chem is whacked and Ca high, the flesh of the clam will begin to receed away from the shell.

electrikat, I would suggest you get that part fixed before getting any clams. Do you know the alk or Mg?

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Old 11-01-2004, 09:21 PM   #12
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I just made a post about test kits. I was wondering if carbonate/hardness kits were the same as alk test kits. But I went ahead and ordered the alk kit after all. Can I get the ca down with water changes?

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Old 11-01-2004, 09:28 PM   #13
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KH and alkalinity are the same thing. If it has the option for GH, ignore it.

Water changes are an excellent means of correcting water chem issues but the salmix itself needs to be tested for balance as well. In the interim while you wait for the alk test, it's a good place to start. Even if the salmix is not well balanced it will still help bring down your Ca.

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