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Old 05-07-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
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need help with my numbers

My tank has never looked better. All my corals are doing great. I did my testing this evening and here are my numbers. A little low on some...right. Is it time to start dosing?

Salinity...1.025
Temp...78F
PH...8.1
Calcium...325
Alk...6.9
Mag...1360
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alk is a little low but it goes down at night best time to check that is around noon,
now that it's getting warmer and can open windows you will see alk raise on it's own.
your not having problems things look good why mess with it . as long as your not jamb packed with sps there's no need to dose.
if you keep a weekly schedule and do 10% water changes you should be golden
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alk is a little low but it goes down at night best time to check that is around noon,
now that it's getting warmer and can open windows you will see alk raise on it's own.
your not having problems things look good why mess with it . as long as your not jamb packed with sps there's no need to dose.
if you keep a weekly schedule and do 10% water changes you should be golden


Yeah I agree. I think it's important to monitor your parameters especially ALK closely. But if your tank looks great don't mess with it. Try and keep those parameters for as long as they work. I hear it from people all the time when I tell them I keep my ALK at 10 dkh but I feel like that's my tanks sweet spot. I especially notice my ALK is low when my lps corals...specifically acans look deflated. Now I test ALK every day and it's worked out great.

Also depending on your salt mix and where you want your levels to be..you might have to dose small amounts. I find that my calcium is usually not where I want it after doing a water change. I'll usually wait a few hours after the water change to check but it's always low



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