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Old 01-09-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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How do I lower calcium

sorry dont wanna steal anyone's thread, but how do you go about lowering calcium?
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All depends on what salt brand you are using.
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just checked my calcium level and my level is 520 .. im not getting an purple on my LR. im using seachem -reef salt, but im using tap water with water softner and dosing prime conditioner
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Test a fresh batch of saltwater that you make. SeaChem Reef salt typically has a calcium level of around 540 ppm ca, so your right where the salt you use should be.
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Did you ever test for phosphate? What are your alk and magnesium levels?

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Change to a salt that is lower in calcium.
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What is your alk? If it is not high as well, raising it should bring down your calcium and provide a better balance...in theory without knowing numbers or what/if you dose chemicals.
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sorry i dont have a alk tester. might have to go get one of those as well. ill worry about this later as im dealing with a sick tank of the moment. i bought a QT and all the necessary needs but when i got home i was too late and my yellow tang died this evening.
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does it matter if i using tap water?
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Depends on what your tap consists of. Rodi is the safe haven, but I have no problems with tap depending on the constituents, which can be harmful and/or just a nuisance.
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