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 06-24-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fisshboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 143
Test readings

Hi all, had my system set up a while now but only just got the salifert carbonate hardness/alkalinity test i just did my PH, calcium and alkalinity here are the results

PH - 8.0 (about 5pm)
Calcium - 500+
Alkalinity - 10.2 kg/dkh or 3.65 meq/L

The calcium and alk seem really high is this anything to worry about? I dont dose any sort of additive for calcium or alk but i did do a few large water changes in a row a few days ago to lower nitrates which im guessing is why the calcium is so high

My PH was at about 7.2 before i attache an airline from outside to my skimmer.

What should the alk be at is the 3.65 meq/L too high?

Many thanks
__________________

__________________
Fisshboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fisshboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 143
Salinity is 1.025 measured with a refractometer o calibrated before doing it, ammonia is 0 phosphate 0 nitrite 0 temp 25 Celsius if this helps
__________________

__________________
Fisshboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 05:09 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Fisshboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 143
Stats as of just now

Alkalinity - 9.6
Calcium - 490
PH - 8
Nitrate - 5
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Phosphate - 0.1
Salinity - 1.025
Temp - 25 Celsius
__________________
Fisshboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
test

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








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 AM.


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