Originally Posted by czwicky
Ok well Ive been slackin a bit on my upkeep on my tank for the last few weeks as I have been working 55 hours a week at my new job. I need some advice to get the parameters back on track
- 9 Dkh
I have yet to see any adverse effects but I'm worried about the high calcium, mag, and PH.
I'd be most concerned about the salinity level assuming all the other levels climbed gradually. I'd do enough fresh water change to lower your salinity to 1.028. Then wait 24-48 hrs and another to get to the target.
As for everything else, are you dosing? I can't imagine those levels got there naturally. I'd just stop and let calc and mag come down on their own.
Nitrates would be a concern if you have corals. If you do I'd do a larger water change (25% maybe) and instead of using fresh, I'd use a salt mix in the 1.019 range. 25% change with that should leave you at salinity of 1.028 and nitrates around 11ppm.