I thought the CA
level in natural sea water was about 420ppm. My CA
level is always lower than 420ppm that's the reason I want to raise it. That and most publications I've read suggest CA
levels between 400 & 450 for good coral growth. Here are my test results taken moments ago including Mg
Ammo, Nitrite, & Nitrate = 0
is less than 0.03
= 4.7 ml, 8.4 DKH
, 3.06 meq/L
Salinity = 1.025
PH = 8.0
Temp = 77.9
Time = 3:38 pm, est.
API master test kit is used for Ammo, Nitrite, Nitrate and PH. Salifert for the remainders.
Test tubes are always cleaned before and after use.
water is used (Kent Marine Mexxima 60) and membranes are about 1 month old.
I use a Aqua C EV 180 skimmer and I also have a fluval 305 which is loaded with Purigen, RowaPhose, and Chemi-pure, all of which have not reached their expiration dates.
I have about 200 pounds of LR
and another 50-60 pounds of LS
in a 120g tank.
There is also a 40g sump/fuge which has some LR
, a small piece of Chaeto and a small Mangrove.
Lastly, I perform a 15% water change weekly and the last was performed this past Sunday.
Did I leave anything out?
Any advice or suggestions?