Coraline Algae Question

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    Hey guys, I notices over the last few weeks that my LR seems to be loosing is coraline algae. I've taken two shots. One from 31 March and one today 11 May, the rock today is clearly whiter then before. Its this another sort of coraline??? Also I've noticed a very fine reddish flake/residue on my water surface which i have sifted off over the last week. It makes me wonder if that's dead coraline algae in my water collumn. Even my hermit's shell has lost its coraline colouring.:support:
     
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    oops, no pics, douggghhh!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Have you tested you Ca, Mg, and Alk levels Pads? If so what is it?
     
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    Ditto what Mek says
     
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    Ja, I thought that was coming.:p
    I haven't got those test kits, I'll run a sample past the LFS to
    see. What should I be looking for?
     
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    The above that I mentioned ;)
     
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    sorry mek, vague question. What i meant to ask is what parameters should I be aiming for on Ca, Mg and Alk? I've got a few zoa colonies a torch coral, pin cushion and leather coral and fish obv. ;)
     
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    Ca - 420-450ppm
    KH - 8-10dkh
    Mag - 1300ppm
     
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    Ca - 380 - 420
    Alk - 6.5 - 8.5 DKH
    Mg - 1300
     
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    Posted together again Tony :lol:
     
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    Thx. Good Team effort :1:
     
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    Right after much hasseling with the inlaws on the weekend. I've finally got some water parameters.

    Alk: 9
    Mg: 1350
    Ph: 8.3
    Ca: 308 ( oh ****)

    Got some liquid calcium from the LFS and dosing very slowly
     
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    First Tony and Mek to the rescue then, Tony pops up at the LFS as well to give a hand. This man is everywhere. ;)
     
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    Nice to put a face to the name. So it was you at VIP?? Had Donovan doing the test three times:razz:
     
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    Ditto :biggrin:, I only connected the dots after I left when I remember you going on about wanting to start a nano. Good to meet another reefer ;)
     
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