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Old 06-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Calcium over dose/shrimp

I accidentally poorer a whole cap of purple up instead of a half cap into my 28g. Bottle says a half cap is for 50g. Am I in trouble?

Secondly, came home to find my torch coral tenticals ripped up and dangling. Could this be the peppermint shrimp? It looks like physical damage.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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I accidentally poorer a whole cap of purple up instead of a half cap into my 28g. Bottle says a half cap is for 50g. Am I in trouble?

Secondly, came home to find my torch coral tenticals ripped up and dangling. Could this be the peppermint shrimp? It looks like physical damage.
IMO I wouldn't worry about that Purple Up stuff. Before I knew any better I poured half the bottle in all at once in my BC29. Cloudy for about 2 hours but nothing happened. I didn't use it anymore after reading it really doesn't do anything. What I did was introduce a rock covered with Coraline algae. That's what I was using it for. I'm assuming you the same? If not you don't need it to raise cal just use a 2 part dosing like Kent's A&B if that.

What learning as I go along is NOTHING beats a good weekly water change with good quality salt mix
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:15 AM   #3
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Thanks. I do water changes every 4-5 days. Lol but my lfs ran out of water tonight. Came home to find my torch coral with its tenticals torn up and bleeding? Weird. I think I moved the angel of my power head a little to much and may have put a lot of pressure on it. Hopefuly the pep shrimp isn't the 1 in a million that fine dine on corals.

Agains thanks. It's been cloudy for about an hour now.
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I had low calcium and I overdosed purple up intentionally for a week or two to see if it would bring my calcium up (it didn't) with no I'll effects, I probably nearly double dosed 5 out 7 days straight. Just a little cloudy for a while.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:22 AM   #5
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Lol, I thought I killed my whole stock. Ha, freak out session over. Thanks y'all!
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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Well, woke up this morning to find my corals all stretched out and as large as I've ever seen them! In a way, the overdose seemed to improve my corals. Maybe I was really low? Hmmmmm
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There could also be sugars in the purple-up too. This will give you greater polyp expansion. Or they're just really happy with you!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:02 PM   #8
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Well I went down to "tanked" today and got some good deals. Got a red folded brain and some button polyps (blue and green). Hoping they enjoy the extra calc in the tank as well.
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I'm jealous... I'd love to check out that place.
Best of luck with your new additions Excalibur!
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It is actually really small. But when wade or redneck are the ones helping you grab your corals and fish, it makes for a good conversation piece.
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