How to correct water parameters

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These are my current water parameters
Ph- will no even register with high PH solution
Ammonia-0
Nitrite- 0
Nitrates- 10ppm
Calcium- 560
KH- 179 ppm
Phosphates- 8ppm

I am running a 125g reef tank and fish tank.
 
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My 1st suggestion, get a ph probe and better test kit.
I doubt your Phosphate is 8ppm.. even 0.8ppm is too high
What test kits are you using?
How old is your tank?
 
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I am using a an api saltwater and reef master kit.

Yeah... before you do anything. Get a better test kit.

Get a pH probe for getting your ph. Much easier and more accurate.

These are what I use:
I have Apex to monitor my pH
Hanna for Alk and ULR Phosphorus
Salifert Nitrate
Redsea Calcium
Aquaforest Magnesium
 

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Yeah... before you do anything. Get a better test kit.

Get a pH probe for getting your ph. Much easier and more accurate.

These are what I use:
I have Apex to monitor my pH
Hanna for Alk and ULR Phosphorus
Salifert Nitrate
Redsea Calcium
Aquaforest Magnesium
how do you like the aquaforest mag test i use the salifert looking for something better, i wish hanna made something.... im looking for a new mag test
 

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how do you like the aquaforest mag test i use the salifert looking for something better, i wish hanna made something.... im looking for a new mag test
Aquaforest and salifert have almost the same steps. So it's not that much different.

What makes the difference for me is the Aqua smart stirrer. Now I don't need to shake it myself
 

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I have a 125 and I use phosguard with charcoal in a two little fishies reactor to keep my phosphates down and water clear. 7 table spoons carbon and 2 3erds cup phosguard it is only good for 4 days but I leave it in for a week and change both. When my phosphates get to .02 I only run half the phosguard. And test mothly with hanna ultra low phosphate checker. I use a buffer to keep my ph at 8.3 alk stays at 10 with IO . I run a algea turff scrubber. With 13 fish 0 ammonia 0 nitrites 0 nitrates well close to 0. Instant ocean is close to natural seawater so thats what I stick to.
 

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These are my current water parameters
Ph- will no even register with high PH solution
Ammonia-0
Nitrite- 0
Nitrates- 10ppm
Calcium- 560
KH- 179 ppm
Phosphates- 8ppm

I am running a 125g reef tank and fish tank.
Small (10-20%) water changes with RO/DI water, or at least using a good salt mix. A better test kit might help too. Good luck!
 

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