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Old 01-03-2006, 11:52 PM   #11
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Test the new changewater before you add it to the tank to see what your adding too. Post the test results of those tests too. Check SG, pH, Alk, Ca and Mg if you have that test too.
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Here are my results of my water change water (did not add it yet):
Temp: 75
pH: 8.2
dKH: 15.4
Calcium: 340 mg/L

Sorry...no magnesium test kit.
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While you're cycling you're going to see the numbers jump all over the place. Mine did the same thing while I was cycling. I was told not even to bother testing until the tank had matured some since there would be so much flux. I was convinced (in spite of the great advice) that my coraline was sucking it all in. In retrospect it was just flux!

Your Ca is "low" out of the box (for if you want corals in there) and your dKH is a little on the high side, but your pH is good. I'd be inclined not to worry about it for a while. If your cycle's done go ahead and add that fish you have in QT (or put one in QT ) Once your concerned with keeping corals, jumping your Ca up will have the effect of slightly lowering your dKH.
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I just replacerd my filter and membrane in my RO unit. Although the new water I just mixed has only been airating for a couple of hours, here are the results of the new batch.

Temp: 74
pH: 7.9
dKH: 7
Calcium: 280 mg/L
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:28 PM   #16
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adding more mix to bring the salt levels up with also add more calcium, but not enough to make that great a difference. As I mentioned to you before, I feel alot of the calcium level is due to the fact it is Instant Ocean.
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adding more mix to bring the salt levels up with also add more calcium, but not enough to make that great a difference. As I mentioned to you before, I feel alot of the calcium level is due to the fact it is Instant Ocean.
and salt can vary from batch to batch from the various companies
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