CA is high

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by shaunn, 8 Nov 2011.

  1. shaunn

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    Hi all
    i tested my CA tonight i its sitting @ 580mg/L will this course problems and should i leave it to deplete
     
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    It will be a problem as it will reduce your waters ability to hold kh and thus will pull your ph down.
     
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    Just keep an eye on the PH as noted
    Else, let it be, over reacting most likely will cause more of an issue.

    But the question is, how did it get that high?
     
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    ill rather not say a bit of a mistake
     
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    Test kit? Alkalinity at the moment?
     
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    it is @ 6 and my ph is 8.4
     
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    and this morning?
     
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    kh is @ 5 now i did not have time to test the Ca and ph again
     
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    ah dont worry, it happens, and you dont have very sensitive corals. Just carry on as normal and with your regular water changes. After a month it should be fine
     
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    shaunn

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    i am doing a water change this weekend what % should i change the tank is 300L
     
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    Are you perhaps using seachem salt, there is another thread where guys are experiencing high Ca as a result of using seachem salt
     
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    i did see that thread but i am using Red Sea i know its my falt because i think i over dosed the tank
     
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    Yup leave your tank to cycle fully
     
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    What did you overdose?
     
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    CA
     
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    Which product of Ca?
     
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    reef suplament the local sa one
     
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    calcium chloride then just watch your kh bring it back up 7-9 with a buffer and calcium will work its way down
     
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    ok thx fro the advice guys
     

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