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Old 04-12-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Raising calcium levels

What is the best way to get calcium levels up in a tank?
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Where are they now and what are you trying to get to?
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They are at 360-380 ppm would like to have them up around 420-440
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What salt mix are you using? Most mixes provide enough calcium so that you don't have to dose.
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I was using instant ocean and the levels were around 320 I switched to coral life which has brought them up to what they are now
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Whaddya got in the tank needing calcium you can't get with water changes?
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Thats odd. I use instant ocean regular salt mix and my calcium is at 440 with no dosing.
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Im just now begining to add coral I just added some Zoas and a purple blade gorgonian I change about 5 gallons a week and it dont seem to raise it alot
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How big is your tank?
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Could my test kit be leading me wrong? Its a API two part drip kit
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