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Old 08-05-2013, 09:00 PM   #91
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I agree but check Mag first cause Cal won't go up if Mag is below normal (1290 Minimum)
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:38 PM   #92
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Your corals are using the alk to build skeletons good problem to have. Dose 30 of each and if alk dips do 40/30 one day. Alk is hard to keep up in a closed system and with growth wc won't cut it. Cal at 410 is in the acceptable range. Does your lfs sell gallon jugs?that's the best value. Does the cal have trace elements and mag in it? If not you might want to find one that does.
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If you distubed the substrate and reused it then that's where your ammonia is coming from. It's better to put new subtrate and just seed it with a handfull from old one.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #94
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If you distubed the substrate and reused it then that's where your ammonia is coming from. It's better to put new subtrate and just seed it with a handfull from old one.
Ooops wrong thread. This happens if you post from cell.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:44 PM   #95
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Your corals are using the alk to build skeletons good problem to have. Dose 30 of each and if alk dips do 40/30 one day. Alk is hard to keep up in a closed system and with growth wc won't cut it. Cal at 410 is in the acceptable range. Does your lfs sell gallon jugs?that's the best value. Does the cal have trace elements and mag in it? If not you might want to find one that does.
My calcium does provide trace elements of which it contains mag too..

Ughhh its taking me forever to figure how much I have to dose for part 1 and part 2. Now that I've dosed 30ml on both for two consecutive days my
KH is down to 7.3dkh and my calcium is still at 410. I decided to test my mag and it was 1260.

Does this mean i have to dose mag too to increase my cal a bit?
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:32 AM   #96
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What I do when my cal is low I dose 40alk and 50-60 cal that will raise the cal and mag. Since you dosed alk by itself for awhile that's why it's lower.my cal was at 380 when I started to dose and alk was 5.6, mag 1300. So you will get it just don't chase numbers if it's acceptable your fine. Try 40alk and 60cal. I feel you,I used to do wc with natural water the alk is 7.0 in the ocean so after a wc I was playing catch up. Skimming shouldn't affect it. Hang in there ever tank is different.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:37 AM   #97
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I notice you have both chemi pure and gfo reactor. I would use only one of them. It is possible that having them together with skimmer can affect your elements.
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I know that bio pellets eat up alk so you may want to find out if those two do the same.
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Yeah cause honestly i only have 35 frags in my tank and i can't justify them eating up so much of these elements lol
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My tank is mainly sps I dose 15ml midnite doing That now lol and 15ml by noon the next day I keep my alk at 7DKH I run bio pellets in a reactor so it eats up my alk also.
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