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Old 08-10-2012, 01:08 AM   #11
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What test did you use? I suspect a bad test kit.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:22 AM   #12
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Also, what is your mg at?
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #13
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What test did you use? I suspect a bad test kit.
It is a salifert cal test kit
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #14
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Also, what is your mg at?
I don't have a magnesium test kit. I have read a limitless about how magnesium can affect things but I don't fully understand it. Can anyone explain this to me?
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I will try this tomorrow. Getting too late tonight. I am skeptical of this too because I have gone through 5-6 200 gal boxes of this salt over the month and I have always had this problem. Oh and I bought all of the boxes separately so there is no chance that they all came from the same pallet or anything like that. I will check it though.
Hold on..... You've used 5 or 6 200gallon boxes in a month so you've made 1000-1200 gallons of water already?
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I don't have a magnesium test kit. I have read a limitless about how magnesium can affect things but I don't fully understand it. Can anyone explain this to me?
If magnesium is to low then no matter how high your alkalinity and calcium is it won't he able to be absorbed by the corals
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #17
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You'll want to try to maintain magnesium at 3x the level of your calcium by the way
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:02 PM   #18
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Isn't 8.8 ph high I know that won't cause calcium to go up but still wouldn't that be a problem
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It is a bit high but I do believe that the elevated calcium levels could be the reason for that but I may be wrong
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Hold on..... You've used 5 or 6 200gallon boxes in a month so you've made 1000-1200 gallons of water already?
No, I've used that much since February when I acquired the tank.
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