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20g nano reef tank reading

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Hey there! Happy Wednesday!

So i finally went and got my Hanna Reef Kit and ran all the readings of my tank and this is what i got I'm new to this still so could use some help on it!


Salinity - 33.9

Calcium - 542

Alk - 12.3

Phosphate - 0.79

Nitrite 0ppm

Nitrate - 0-5.0ppm

Ammonia - 0-0.25ppm
 
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Salinity - 33.9
Good

Calcium - 542
Too high but not a serious issue, it should be about 400 to 425.

Alk - 12.3
Too high and I'd try to lower it a little. It should be around 8.0 to 9.5 dKH

Phosphate - 0.79
OK, and it's a hard one to get a good reading on as algae will uptake phosphate rather quickly.

Nitrite 0ppm
Good

Nitrate - 0-5.0ppm
Good

Ammonia - 0-0.25ppm
Good
 
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Salinity - 33.9
Good

Calcium - 542
Too high but not a serious issue, it should be about 400 to 425.

Alk - 12.3
Too high and I'd try to lower it a little. It should be around 8.0 to 9.5 dKH

Phosphate - 0.79
OK, and it's a hard one to get a good reading on as algae will uptake phosphate rather quickly.

Nitrite 0ppm
Good

Nitrate - 0-5.0ppm
Good

Ammonia - 0-0.25ppm
Good
My Salt mixes at 12.2 it is the Red Sea Coral Pro what can i do to bring it down slowly?
 

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Add very, VERY, VERY small amounts of vinegar. Try something like 1 drop per 10 gallons of tank water and then test alk after 10 minutes.

Or you can just wait for the tank to lower your alk naturally. But I wouldn't use a salt mix that runs alk that high.
 
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Add very, VERY, VERY small amounts of vinegar. Try something like 1 drop per 10 gallons of tank water and then test alk after 10 minutes.

Or you can just wait for the tank to lower your alk naturally. But I wouldn't use a salt mix that runs alk that high.
yeah thats what they had recommended me to get cause i have corals as well in there but i will give that a shot!
Thank you!
 
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