Proper water quality for corals

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I have a few soft corals in my tank for about 2 weeks. They are doing well, but I measured the water and think the parameters are a little off.
Calcium 360 mg/L
Phosphate: 0.5 ppm
KH: 2 dKH
How should I start the adjustment?
 
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It could be your tests are off.
How old is the tank?
How big is the tank?
What test kits?
What brand of salt are you using ?
What is the salinity of your tank?
How often do you do water changes and how much each time?
 
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It could be your tests are off.
How old is the tank?
How big is the tank?
What test kits?
What brand of salt are you using ?
What is the salinity of your tank?
How often do you do water changes and how much each time?
Thanks for the answer. Here are the parameters:
How old is the tank? About 6 months
How big is the tank? 60 gallon
What test kits? API
What brand of salt are you using ? I’m buying saltwater at my local store
What is the salinity of your tank? 35 ppm
How often do you do water changes and how much each time? Every week, normally 5 gallon, but 10 once a month.
 
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If the corals look good, slowly invest in some additional test kits. I use a lot of Salifert products. I would recomend that one for KH for sure, it's the one I use. That number seems to be the most out-of-whack. But as long as things look good, keep doing what you're doing. It doesn't sound like you're trying to diagnose a problem so whatever you're doing is working.
 
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If the corals look good, slowly invest in some additional test kits. I use a lot of Salifert products. I would recomend that one for KH for sure, it's the one I use. That number seems to be the most out-of-whack. But as long as things look good, keep doing what you're doing. It doesn't sound like you're trying to diagnose a problem so whatever you're doing is working.
I actually re-tested KH and got 9. So I think that is good? Still concerned about calcium, but will teste at tomorrow.
 
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Softies are not as critical to keep calcium high as you need for stonies or clams or some algae. Could be the test kit. That number is always a bit weird with chemical testing.
 

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