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Old 11-07-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
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How fast can you raise CA levels safely?

How fast can you raise CA levels safely without effecting corals?
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what about Purple Up?
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A bottle of purple up would not last a week on my tank (heard it works well). I use Kents turbo Ca. I noticed my Ca levels dropped since adding many new corals. I just want to know how fast I can increase the CA without harming anything. I have been adding 4 tsp of turbo Ca daily and I thought it would raise it slowly but it is only maintaining the current level.
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Brenden, different tanks call for different dosage. Depending on skimming, different corals take up more calcium and filter media, etc. If you are using 4 tsp of turbo Ca and it's keeping it level, try dosing 5 or 6 tsp till you reach your target Ca level. Then figureout how much Ca is required to keep it at that level.
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:53 PM   #5
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My salifert coral calcium bottle says not to raise it more than 50mg/l per day or 50 ppm. I raised my sps, clam tank 25-30 ppm a day until it reached 450 ppm. I usually take the manufactures recommendations and half them. good luck
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