Calcium overdose

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  1. Strandlooper

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    Guys please help, I've overdosed my tank on Calcium to 620 instead of 450. :eek: It was through an incorrect test I did. All other parameters fine.
     
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    Did you get a snow storm in your tank when you added the calcium
     
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    Hi @Toolboysa Not sure what that is however there's no change to water or glass, what would it have done if there was one? When I added it there was white water that entered the tank however that always happens, No matter how long I mix the install calc for.
     
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    Means the calcium precipitated out. But you would know if this had happened. Caused by ionic imbalance. But since you didnt I would just leave it to decrease naturally.
     
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    Let it decrease naturally by just keeping up your magnesium and kh dosing for two or three days and retest
     
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    Thanks guys :blush:
     
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    Just matter of interest what if it had precipitated out?
     
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    Yip, shouldnt do any damage to your tanks inmates.
    Just dont add any more until its down to normal levels, & perhaps do a large waterchange.
    Just keep your alk levels normal...
     
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    If it had precipitated out you calcium and alk readings would be very low, in which case you'd need to raise them up to normal levels slowly.
     

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