Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
spikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 182
Not unfortunate that I am Australian; but unfortunate that the hyperlink is US.
__________________

__________________
spikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 11:31 AM   #12
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by spikey View Post
I am concerned however, when my calcium requirements increase over the next 6 months that the water changes may not be enough!
Just wondering why you think it will not be enough. Planning on adding some SPS corals?
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 07:12 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SparKy697's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 1,495
Quote:
Originally Posted by spikey View Post
Not unfortunate that I am Australian; but unfortunate that the hyperlink is US.
Oh really? I had no idea that would be a problem. Can you not see the site at all?
__________________
-Joe
"...but the guy at the LFS said I needed it!"
SparKy697 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 07:42 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
spikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 182
No its I just cannot read US LOL. No I was thinking of getting something locally
__________________
spikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Atari's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 2,468
Unless you plan to do a heavily stocked SPS tank you really shouldn't need anything other than regular water changes to maintain calcium.
__________________
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
- Rodney Dangerfield.


Click HERE to vote for Aquarium Advice!
Atari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 07:49 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
spikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 182
thanks all for your advise!
__________________
spikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 01:25 AM   #17
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
Highly depends on what an individual considers "maintaining." I prefer to keep my Ca averaging 420 and upwards of 450 if at all possible regardless if for soft corals or sps.
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 06:37 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
spikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 182
Do you find that all is ok? I have read about precipitation of the calcium to calcium carbonate.
__________________
spikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 12:07 PM   #19
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
All precipitation is, is the saturation point of calcium when it can no longer dissolve in the water. 500ppm seems to be a magic number for supersaturation, but I don't see the need to achieve such a number; however, the higher you raise your Ca the more likely you'll also need to raise your Alk to keep the two balanced. I prefer an Alk of 4.0-4.2meq/L. The benefits in keeping a higher balance is a much more stable buffered pH, inhibition of various "problematic" algaes, and the rate of calcification is constant.
__________________

Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
calcium, maintain

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maintaining pH connie08 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 12-23-2009 12:04 PM
Maintaining a pH of 7.0 selvan777 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 12-08-2009 08:06 PM
maintaining ph levels with a calcium reactor pool_dude Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 06-26-2005 05:44 AM
Alkalinity and Calcium HIGH Calcium reactor not hooked up ye doughboydj Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 05-29-2005 01:35 PM
Maintaining PH seafan Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 09-26-2004 03:25 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.