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Old 02-29-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Y timer went out on on dosing pumps. Alk is good but cal is testing in the high 550-600. What do i do?!
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Water change and let it deplete naturally as long as mag levels are high enough it will make it more available to corals
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What would you consider high enough. 1300
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1300 is good the range is 1250 to 1350
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
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Try get it up to 1390 and Dkh 12 this will give you enhanced coral growth as well then try to keep cal 465 for continued growth
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Be careful of your dkh not to exceed 12 when bringing mag up
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I keep my dkh pretty high at 10, thats a battle too so i would say go to 10, it will give you a little leeway. Most corals are recommended to be at 8-12 dkh and calcium at 450 or so. The magnesium is good between 1250 and 1350 as well.

What do you have in your tank that requires so much dosing? I have a 6 foot tank chock full of corals and just now am needing to dose. Also, how often are your water changes?
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The reason we are trying to get high mag levels is to try and deplete the high cal quicker and with higher levels of mag and cal levels dkh needs to be matched for balanced parameters otherwise we will start going round in circles if mag and cal is high but the dkh is low the the tank is lacking carbonates maybe your problem Carey?
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Y timer went out on on dosing pumps. Alk is good but cal is testing in the high 550-600. What do i do?!
That doesn't make sense. Calcium can not rise on it's own without it being dosed. Sound like a testing error to me.
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