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Old 04-28-2013, 12:57 AM   #1
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Water testing help

I just tested my water for calcium, magnesium, and alkalinity for the fist time. For my calcium I got 335 magnesium:1520 alkalinity:4.1. Now I have no idea if that is to high or to low so if anyone could help me on that it would be much appreciated. I added kalkaraser to my tank not to long ago to get my water quality ready for corals. Once I got my corals I got them acclimated and they did fine so I am only now wanting to see if my water quality is actually ok.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:10 AM   #2
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For reef aquarium calcium should be between 400 to 500 while magnesium 1250-1400. Your alkalinity depends on your PH but seems a little bit low. I recommend using the B-ionic Calcium buffer with component 1 & 2. It increases both calcium and alkalinity.
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Your Alk is fine if your reading is meq/l. In fact it's on the high side of good.
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Ok thanks I'm going to my lfs tomorrow so I will ask to see if they can help my find them. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:18 AM   #5
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Your Alk is fine if your reading is meq/l. In fact it's on the high side of good.
Yah the reading is in meq/l
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