Calcium and alkaline

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  1. Zuna

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    hey guys

    what will happen if the Calcium and alkaline is very high in my tank
    Calcium 500 +
    alkaline 12.5

    thanks
     
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    You run the risk of getting a snowstorm which is what happens when the calcium falls out of suspension and makes your tank go white, not a good thing, you need to get those levels lower.

    What caused the levels to get so high?

    What test kits are you using?

    If you are running kalkwasser or dosing any calcium or alkalinity supplements you need to stop them until your levels drop down to more acceptable readings.
     
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    Zuna

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    well I’ve been using the red sea test kit before and it wasn’t giving me a proper reading so i kept dosing the tank twice a week with calcium. now I’m using the API test kit. i did a 200l water change last night will that help it to come down
     
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    Just leave it. It will come down on it's own
     
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    Water changes will help, but there's not much point in doing them, as long as you stop dosing for a while the levels will gradually drop on their own, you are in no danger at the moment, as long as dosing is stopped.
     
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    awesome

    thanks guys
     

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