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Old 07-21-2004, 10:29 PM   #11
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pH is actually the negative log of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. What is most important to saltwater aquarists the the carbonate hardness of the tank's water. It is the carbonate that interacts so closely with the calcium. Still, a calcium concentration of 720ppm is almost ridiculous. I would double check your test kit or take a water sample to the LFS for testing. You may have a bad test kit or you may just not have tested right. I agree with Steve...check your freshly mixed SW to be sure you're not introducing the Ca that way.

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Everytime I think I'm ready to add a SW tank to my room I read posts like this let me know i'm still pretty dumb to alot this
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lol, Jackdp obviously knows a bit about chemistry (taken a few college-level classes). I wouldn't worry kenor. You don't need to know every little detail. You can have a pretty cool tank with basic knowledge. Plus, any questions you have, we're always here to answer (and usually pretty good at putting them in laymans terms). (I act like I've been here for a while, and the truth is, i just signed up a little while ago, but i've been reading these things for months and months before I got my tank).

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