Hey guys. I have been getting low calcium test results for the last week now, and am not sure what to do.
Normally my calcium has tested at around 420-460. Recently moved my setup to a new tank a few weeks ago, with new lighting. Corals have deffinitely shown some new growth since the move, but I think the extra growth has meant they are using more calcium.
I am doing weekly water changes of 5 gallons on my 38 gallon tank. I saw a small ammonia spike after the move, panicked, and did about 20 gallons of water changes in 4 days, which was just over a week ago. Took my water to my lfs
, and my spike was not there (gotta love API test kits). Last water change was yesterday (Sunday). My calcium tested at 360 yesterday before my water change, and between 340-360 tonight, just over 24 hours later. Yikes!
As I am a total noob with reefing, I need help. Obviously, I need to raise my calcium levels back up, but what should I use to do this with?
Current specs (I know you'll want em)
38g IM nuvo, running filter floss, purigen and carbon. Protien skimmer and ato running. Currently using all API tests.
Ammo >.25 (tested 0 at lfs
with hagen tests)
Salinity 1.024 (premixed from lfs
2 occ clowns
1 fire shrimp
2 hermits, about 10 assorted snails
1 coco worm
Frog spawn (grown a 3rd head since I got it)
Rainbow acan ( growing a new head, about 5-6 total now)
Gonipora flower pot (grown from 4 heads to at least 8 or more)
Green sinularia leather
Green star polyp
1 ricoreda florida
A handful of different zoa/paly frags, most with 10+ polyps, growing new polyps every week.
Help. What should I do to get my calcium levels back up? My coco worm is spending more time in its tube than normal, but other than that, everyone seems very happy.