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Old 11-16-2003, 07:47 PM   #1
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Tropic marin has helped my ca levels

Awhile ago I started a post about my inability to raise my ca levels above 350 no matter what product I used. (and I tried several!) Reef runner suggested that it may have been the salt I was using (it was Instant ocean) Since switching to Tropic Marin I have had no problem maintaining my Ca at 400 to 425. My clam is very happy!! Just wanted you to benefit from all of my headaches! I think everytime I did a water change I placed my tank further behind and could not "catch up" with my ca level.
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i think im going too switch salts too tropic marine, i keep hearing good stuff about it.
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hmm maybe i should give that a try. I have the same problems. I start out at 350 and I can get it to 375 and then it starts to drop again. I also use IO.
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im at 350 also and useing red sea
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Before switching....if you cannot raise your CA and your ALK stays consitantly high...you may want to test your mg, if it is at the proper level you might then look to blame the salt, it could simply be low
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hmmm... I'll have to go buy that test kit, along with the po4 LOL.
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Old 11-16-2003, 08:02 PM   #7
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Before switching....if you cannot raise your CA and your ALK stays consitantly high...you may want to test your mg, if it is at the proper level you might then look to blame the salt, it could simply be low
i was having a talk with steve-s about the mg possible being the problem for me in another post, but if tropic marine is a well worth brand of salt too buy , why not switch
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I'm not saying anything about Tropic Marin...I use it myself and I switched from IO, I am just hesitant about encouraging people to switch, if not done carefully you can encounter problems.
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if not done carefully you can encounter problems.
what are some of the typical problems one can expect to encounter when switching marine mix's. I have heard most are sythetic with the exception of coralife.

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I have heard most are sythetic with the exception of coralife.
I think all are synthetic with the exception of Red Sea which is taken from some salt deposits...somewhere, LOL.

At any rate, some people have changed salts and done so too quickly and caused some bleaching events in corals, I think this is mostly been the case with Crystal Sea bioassay salt, but it is a potential when switching to any brand salt. Go slow and you shouldn't have a problem.
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