Help with water parameters

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  1. Tonii

    Tonii Active Member

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    Good evening guys,

    I just checked my levels and they seemed a little high. What do you guys think?

    Calcium 480 (API Test)
    Alk 12.8 (Salifert Test)
    Magnesium 1350 (Salifert Test)
     
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    Yeah, they do seem somewhat high compared to what most reefers try for; do you have confidence in your test kits?
     
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    The test kits are brand new so I don't know. I do have a kalk reactor that turns on 11 times at night for 2 minutes each time. Im using a BRS 50 ml pump. I guess I can take it offline to see what happens.
     
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    What salt are you using?
     
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    Red Sea coral pro
     
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    Your levels are pretty much right in line with a fresh batch of RSCP salt.

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    I do water changes of 10 gallons once a month. Im do to do a water change next week.
     
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    Those parameters are high by ‘normal’ standards, but the Coral Pro is designed to promote faster coral growth as part of their Accelerated growth program, which I followed for over 12 months, and that’s why the parameters are higher.

    Also if you combine this salt with something like ABC+ skeletal elements you may not need to dose anything else depending on tank size.

    I think it’s designed to make everything a little easier
     
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    Cool thanks I'll look into it. I have an 80 gallon tank with a sump with mostly LPS a few SPS and some mushrooms.
     
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