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Old 04-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Coral parameters

Just started testing for cal, mag n alk. I have no corals yet. Parameters were cal-550ppm, mag-1800, n alk 2.9 meq/l 7.8dkh. R those good parameters for basic corals?
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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Your calcium and magnesium are high which could be because your alk is so low..the higher your alkalinity the more calcium that can be absorbed by your corals..I would shoot for around 9-11 dkh or around 4 meq/l
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Seachem has a product called reef builder which I've been using to dose my tank to 4meq/l every week and have been getting great growth in my sps
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Is dosing pretty simple to do?
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
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Ya just a little math involved to know how much to use but there are reef calculators all over the web
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:12 AM   #6
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So I went n got reef carbonate from seachem. It's the liquid one. I have a 40g. It says to use 2 capfuls ( makes it 10ml) into my tank twice a week. Is that what u think I should do?
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You need to know your parameters and the rate that they decline to properly dose first
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #8
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Ok. I gotcha
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