High Magnesium levels

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  1. VicZA

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    Hey all,

    I currently have a Magnesium level of about 1600ppm (using red sea test kits). I specifically drove the Mg to this level by dosing Red Sea Reef Foundation C Supplement, in an effort to get rid of Nuisance Algae (which has worked to some extend but not quite 100%)

    Here are my questions:
    1 - Is it ok to keep it at this level for a prolonged time?
    2 - If I need to drop it back to around 1300ppm, how do I do that as it has stayed at this level for about 5 weeks now without any further dosing

    Thanks
    Vic
     
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    What salt are you using? Red Sea Coral Pro perhaps?

    My Mg has been around 1600/1700 for over two months, and I've never dosed Mg. I dose only Foundation A & B (Ca and Alk). I've been told it's the salt keeping it high via weekly water changes.

    I however don't know if these high levels are okay or how to drop it. I don't see any noticeable issues though. My tank's only neen running for just over 3 months, so I imagine the Mg uptake is low.
     
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    Yep, I use Red Sea Pro .... but I don't do any water changes
     
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    I only do 5% a week, plus replacing water after drip acclimating new livestock. I found it strange, as Red Sea claims Mg at 1300 for Coral Pro, if I remember correctly.

    Anyway, I'm very new to the whole foundation elements balancing act, so I'll definitely be tagging along for some expert opinions.
     
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    I had mg over 2400 for a wile witch was due to me been studied and adding to much mg. my live stock were all fine except for all there little snales I had are all gone now. After doing water changes its gone down to normal
     
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