Originally Posted by afilter
What is your water source? Are you using RO
or Tap? Well water can be very high. If using tap I would check that first before you do anything. I suspect this is the culprit. I had the same issue with phosphates when I first strted out. No matter how many pwc
I did I could not get it down. Then the light went on and I checked the source.
Just a thought, I would be very suprised that any comercial salt mixes would come out that high unless it is a bad batch.
I took your advice and checked my water source,which by the way is tap water...I know please no flames,The water I get here is decent quality and mine is filtered as soon as it enters my house,and all the LFS
use it too with no adverse affects including algae outbreaks.
The only algae in my tank right now is coralline algae, anyway the reading was nil, no Ca
in my tap water atleast it was undetectable by my Ca
test. I'm going to go and get a small bag of Instant ocean and give that a check,Ive read that Ca
levels are low with that brand,if they are maybe I'll try and mix the two to see what happens...could not hurt.
edit: I have read that Ocean brand salts have higher Ca
levels than other brands... after I purchased it...