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Old 05-21-2014, 12:43 AM   #31
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check your phosphate level , my torch did that when my phosphates were high turned brown than it slowly started to disintegrate

as for calcium I'm right around 500 it's because of my salt mix (kent)
but the high level don't seem to bother anything so I don't mess with it
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:48 AM   #32
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For phosphates being low or high?
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:51 AM   #33
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What kind of salt would you guys say is the best? As in parameters are consistent from batch to batch and everything would be perf or near perf levels? Or that youve seen best results with?
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I like kent but everyone has different experiences
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:57 AM   #35
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I'm impressed with the fluval right now, but it's new for me, I'll keep you posted on coral response etc as it goes

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I like Red Sea coral pro that I'm using now but there really is no one best salt
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Well my opinion best would be consistinsy, corals liking it, easy to mix, etc...
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So i used a api phosphate test kit and its coming up 0?
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So i used a api phosphate test kit and its coming up 0?
Because it is a garbage test kit. You won't get an accurate reading off of an API test kit for important parameters like phosphate or calcium.
If you suspect phosphates, do a large waterchange with ro/di water so no additional phosphates are going into the system in this way. Then cut back on feeding, say 3 times a week minimally.
You may also want to look into your filtration. Protein skimmers are quite effective at removing issues from the water column before they turn into nitrates/phosphates.
That is a start at things for the time being so it doesn't turn into a 'throw money at the issue' situation.
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I know they aint that accurate at phosphates, but i already use rodi and feed every 3rd day, and i do have a protein skimmer
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