Thanks for the input Kevin. I'm sorry, the answer we were looking for is "Seatest Calcium Test Kit". But thanks for playing our game. LOL
As for the parameters.
I have been slowly over the course of a month been changing my tank over to RO
water that I purchase at the local market. I have been fighting a bad algae problem since I installed PC
lighting at the beginning of Aug. I have not been supplementing with anything as to avoid feeding the **** algae. Yesterday I did add Stront., Molyb., and some Microvert. I felt so bad for my corals I couldn't stand it. This is well after the fact though.
I had a minor brainstorm laat night so first thing this morn i tested that water I get at the store and using the same test the same way, it shows a level of 425mg\L.
I alos tested my tap water and it read 400mg\L. I then tested my tank again and it is still around 1000mg\L.
I have been doing a 20 % changeout every other week. I just did one 2 days ago and I will do a 25% this afternoon between jobs. The only other thing I can think of is that maybe the salt I am using has a ton of calcium in it. I use Coralife. I have used it before, never with a problem. Maybe a bad batch? I don't know how to test that though.
By the BY. I have now lost all my turbos and 2 curlyque anemones. A moment of silence please...........
I figure that with levels this high, I would have a tank full of cement. But is my tank symptomatic of high levels of calcium? Is this what one would expect?
P.S. Turbos really reek when they die.