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Old 07-24-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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Anyone see a problem here?


120ppm Kh
560ppm Cal
.25 Phos.
8 PH
0 Ammo
0 nitrite
0-10 nitrate
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Not really. Your calcium maybe a little high, but not detrimental at all. Tank looks cycled, pH looks good. Phosphate should ideally be 0 ppm, but with that amount I don't think it'd cause a problem.
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so i have an unexplained amount of cyano, usually caused by to much phos. Tank is three months old
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.25 is too much phos, IMO
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Yeah if you are having cyano problems AND phosphate present, I'd suspect the phosphate. You can but phosphate removing media to rid your tank of it.
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My thoughts are a little different than DT's...(not uncommon in this hobby). I would consider your calcium a problem. You have nothing in your tank that is using it up, so my question is how did it get so high? Are you adding anything? Your ph is a tad on the low side as well.

I agree with the comments regarding the PO4 and cyano.
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I have to agree with hara as the calcium is way too high. ESP. for a tank 3 months old. Phosphates are a fuel factor for the cyno
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i have a plate coral but i am not sure if it uses cal.
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are you using additives?
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Most corals use calcium, but that one will not use that much to lower yours. My suggestion is stop using calcium additives if you are using any and do some PWC`s to bring you calcium back to 400-450 like it should be.
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