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    Alk/Ca/Mg Levels Questions

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    nikecivic
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    Alk/Ca/Mg Levels Questions

    Post by nikecivic on Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:50 pm

    What do you keep your levels at?

    I was keeping my levels at
    Alk 8.4 dkH
    Ca 450 ppm
    Mg 1400 ppm


    Is there a better formula?
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    Re: Alk/Ca/Mg Levels Questions

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:13 pm

    Alk 7 dkH
    Ca 500 ppm
    Mg 1200~1400 ppm

    the alk is because I am running a ULNS which requires lower alk levels, if I went higher I start to see burnt tips of the corals.


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    Re: Alk/Ca/Mg Levels Questions

    Post by clownfish14 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:02 pm

    Alk 8.5
    Ca 500 to 600
    Mg 1400 to 1500


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    Re: Alk/Ca/Mg Levels Questions

    Post by nikecivic on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:10 pm

    Isn't your Ca too high?


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    Re: Alk/Ca/Mg Levels Questions

    Post by clownfish14 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:12 pm

    mine? no i dont think so i really dont worry about the exact level of my ca though its not like you can really over do it. the only one i really watch is the alk


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    Re: Alk/Ca/Mg Levels Questions

    Post by nikecivic on Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:16 am

    ok, I was wondering how you measure Calcium that high. The salifert test only give you an indication up to 500 and the Hanna checker only gives you a warning that is over 500.

    I guess if you are not careful with your Alk levels that you can have a precipitation event.


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    Re: Alk/Ca/Mg Levels Questions

    Post by clownfish14 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:17 am

    Oops my bad i meant 400 to 500 not 5 to 6


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