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Old 08-14-2003, 04:19 PM   #31
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Sorry Hoops, I just re-read my first post and the reason I switched is clear as mud

Since starting this tank a year ago, I have had balance problems with newly mixed salt, as well as a low PH. I have been able to successfully correct the balance issues (low CA and very high ALK) with the use of calcium chloride, about 1/2 teaspoon of Turbo Calcium per 5 gallon bucket of newly mixed SW. I was pretty tired of having to do this. I have read enough of the same problems on the net to know I am not the only one experiencing these problems with IO (so either there is some quality control problems or we are all doing the same thing wrong), however, the vast majority of experience with IO is good. I had actually bought the Tropic Marin, at the same time I bought the Mg kit, so the switch had nothing to do with the high Mg levels, but when I saw the results, it did make me wonder why the levels would be so high.

Since switching salts, my CA and ALK levels are in balance and the Mg is coming down to a natural level.


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Old 08-14-2003, 05:52 PM   #32
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Ahh, much clearer than mud now . Thanks for the info, being a user of IO I wanted to have a sure handle on the potential problems so I could focus on any necessary corrections. If you remember my pm on PH problems I had a short time ago, this may me something I have to look at closer.

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