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Old 08-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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hi all. iam trying to encourage the growth of encrusting coraline algea iv read that adding magnesium and calcium help this. iv got an all in one addative iv followed the dosage and i was wondering how often i should add this
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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It all depends on if your levels are down.
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oh right so are the levels that shold be kept to.. so what is it iam testing for and what levels should it be
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I like to keep my calc level around 450-470. And my mag level around 1250-1300.
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is that good for aiding coraling growth
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Every reef tank likes levels diff. Some range 30 plus or below. For example my ph stays around 8.1-8.0, corals and fish have been doing fine. That's were the tank is the most comfortable for the ph, etc. I would not go over 500 on the calc and 1350 on the mag. Then again your levels can be a little lower. I have alot of sps corals, and mine like the calc about 450, and 1250 for the mag.
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Good chart! This will help.
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No problem. Tackel those corals, and enjoy the tank! When it's all said and done, let's see some pic's!
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