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Old 06-29-2016, 06:19 PM   #1
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Parameters and Raising kH and Calc

HI guys!

So I just did my Water Testing on my 20 gal long

My parameters are: Powerheads: 2x Nano 240s
pH 8.2 Reactor: GFO and Carbon
Ammo 0
nitrite 0
nitrate <1mg/l
Phos. <1mg/l
Alk 6kH
Calc. 280mg/l
salinity 1.026
Temp 78-80 (raises at noon to 80 bc of lights/temp-open top)

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Pom Pom Xenia, Green Star Polyps, Multiple Hammer Corals, Frogspawn, zoanthids
I want to raise my Alk and Calcium but read you shouldnt up it more then 1 degree a day, or could cause more harm.

I have Seachem Reef Fusion 1+2, it says add 1ml/25L(6.5 gal).
It should contribute 4mg/l of Calc and .176meq/l KH

What Would be the best way to raise my parameters?

Heres a photo, I just got new Hammer corals so they arent open all the way, and the back wall isnt clean because i have 13+ baby Baby Trochus snails growing out! They wont die if i add the supplements right?
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:31 PM   #2
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That's weird they're so low. What kit are you using? In a small tank like that they shouldn't be dropping very fast especially with a minimal stony coral load. When was the last time you did a wc?


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That's weird they're so low. What kit are you using? In a small tank like that they shouldn't be dropping very fast especially with a minimal stony coral load. When was the last time you did a wc?


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I use the Sera Marine test kit, it comes in a brief case, but i have used this kit and the Api and they both read out the same!

I did about a 5-10% about 4 days ago. So I guess something is off, I dont know what >.>
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I'd test your next batch of water you make for a water change. I'm not familiar with that kit and Api is not a good kit for measuring calcium or alkalinity. I wouldn't be surprised if it was off. Do your corals look ok?


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I'd test your next batch of water you make for a water change. I'm not familiar with that kit and Api is not a good kit for measuring calcium or alkalinity. I wouldn't be surprised if it was off. Do your corals look ok?


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Well the first thing I did when I took the plunge to Salt is Water Test Everything!

My Rodi system does exactly what it needs to, then tested after mixing Instant Ocean :
0,0,0,8.5,10kH, 340mg/l Calc, .1mg/l Phos, 0mg/l Copper

as for my corals all are open and happy! even my new one I got today is open!I can't tell if everything is fully opened... I could show pictures! but my Frog Spawn has definitely grew!
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