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Old 11-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #1
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Dive bombing calcium

I my tank is packed with coral, like I don't know how many more I camn squeeze in...lol. I dosed calcium to 400 on Thursday then left town until today. Now I tested my calcium and it's at 300. Can it naturally drop 100 ppm in my smal (55 gallon) in just 4 days? My alk is always between 8 & 9 and my mag is at about 1400. Ian seeing great growth n my big green slimmer and 3 of my Monty's are also growing really fast. Could it be sucking this much out of the water?
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It depends on the tank...but it'd have to be heavily stocked with sps to require dosing to keep levels where they need to be. Without being familiar with your system, I can't really answer that besides knowing that dosing is normally unnecessary as water changes will suffice.
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If you do have alot of sps corals it could be going low like that. Oceanic has higher calcium levels. I'm having readings of 500 in my tank.
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If you do have alot of sps corals it could be going low like that. Oceanic has higher calcium levels. I'm having readings of 500 in my tank.
I always thought you were a reef crystals guy,....
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Always been oceanic. I might have tried it but went back to oceanic.
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Always been oceanic. I might have tried it but went back to oceanic.
do you order yours online? i just switched to reef crystal from regular I/O and the reef crystals leaves a salt film on my mixing tank. does oceanic leave a residue?
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Ya I have a lot of sps. 2 birds nests growing fast, a plating and 3 branching monti's, a huge slimer, 10 frags of various acros and others, a mili colony, a big acro colony, bonsai not to mention a lot of lps like Duncan's and frogspawn that are growing too. I guess it could just be the coral?
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Sounds like it is being absorbed to me. How big is the tank?
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What are your magnesium levels?
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