I ordered my Calcium, DKH
and Phospate kits online a couple days ago so for the first time today I am able to test those readings. The natural seawater/Catalina which I buy from the LFS
tests: Calcium=430, DKH
=10 and Phosphate=0. I wasn't sure about the rain thing, I just made that up in question, it actually hasn't rained in SoCal in a long time. I wouldn't know if it rained at Catalina Island though. The LFS
that sell Catalina water say its great the LFS
that don't sell it say that they pump it in from Long Beach Harbor. So who knows, next time I go to the LFS
I will see if I can get the company name and see if they have a website. By the way I found a LFS
that charges .49 cents a gallon for this saltwater, in case anybody was wondering.
Melosu58, thats reassuring to hear that 1.022 would be ok. I will still probably see if I can get it to be 1.023 slowly, like Kurt said. I'll find out if I can do it over the next week or so. If not I won't be too concerned. I really like your reef tank, thats kind of what I'm shooting for.
Thanks for the input everybody.