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Old 08-05-2003, 11:58 AM   #41
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Kevin, how much salt per gallon are you using? whoops, clicked submit before finishing....I believe 1.026 is how you get 410 ppm CA.

I mixed TM and I got 350 ppm CA at 1.023
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I used approximately 1/2 cup per gallon and then adjusted from there, through test and adjust
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Cool, I used 1/2 cup per gal myself and stopped there... I may want to up it a bit..prolly to 2/3...
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Reefrunner, why the difference between your mag results and mine? It is a difference of about 100. I tested twice and got the same results both time. I guess I did something wrong. Ticks me off. What maker do you use to test your mag?
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I'm using a Seachem test kit for Mg, but in the grand scheme of things, the difference isn't that large, probably the difference in lots. It would be like a difference of 20 or 30 ppm CA it seems like a bunch, but that is just because of the large quantity of Mg found in seawater.
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Thanks again, I am starting to like this fish stuff that we do. It is becoming fun now that I am understanding what is being said. It is nice when the parameters and abbreviations start making sense.
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I keep getting a 7.7 reading no matter what salt I test. TM, IO, or marine mix professional. I am using a sailfert test, but I am beginning to wonder about accuracy. I have never seen it read anything but 7.7. I am still frustrated!
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I keep getting a 7.7 reading no matter what salt I test. TM, IO, or marine mix professional. I am using a sailfert test, but I am beginning to wonder about accuracy. I have never seen it read anything but 7.7. I am still frustrated!
Try testing some plain tap water to see if you get a different reading. Could be the test kit or some other influence. What does the tank itself read?

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For anyone following this thread...I posted my Wierd science thread on another forum as well as this one, and have had some interesting info posted. The link is >>here<<, if you'd like to read it. Might put some of the IO users minds at rest. If you have any questions about the links posted, feel free to post them here and if I can't answer them (quite likely) I'll post them over there and Boomer should answer them

I have not read the links posted yet, no time this morning, but plan to this afternoon.
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I will test my RO water tonight. My tank tests the same, this is why I thought it could be the test kit.
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