Urgent help needed Magnesium and Calcium low.

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  1. Wiley

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    pH - 8.2
    NO 3 - 2
    NO 2 - 0.1
    PO 4 - 0.1
    Ammonia - 0.25
    KH/Alk - 7.3 /2.62
    Magnesium - 760 ?????
    Calcium - belowe 290?????

    I'm worried about my Mg and Ca???
     
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    Alk is low too. I use Seachem Reef Complete ( calcium and magnesium) and Reef Carbonate ( Alkalinity ). Just make sure you raise your parameters over the course of 4 or 5 days to the correct levels.
     
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    Do you dose Magnesium? What salt do you use for water changes?
     
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    I use Red Sea Coral Pro salt and if you are dosing Reef Complete you are dosing magnesium and strontium too.
     
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    Dude I`m asking @Wiley
     
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    Surely looking at his parameters he is not.
     
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    @Wiley, what test kits did you use to test Magnesium & Calcium? How old is your test kits?
     
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    Seachem white en purple bucket. I haven't dosed anything.
     
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    Red Sea it's new got it Sunday
     
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    Ok, first things first! What is your salinity???
    Low salinity = low everything else.
    High salinity = high everything else.

    What livestock do you have?
     
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    Salinity is 1.025
     
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    In that case it ia easy. Just buy yourself some alkalinity + calcium + magnesium dosing supplements & dose accordind to manufacturers specifications.
    As mentioned before, spread it out over 3 days.

    There is an incredibly good article by rhf about calcium & alk.
    http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-04/rhf/feature/

    The magnesium is easy, just add the recommended amount over 3 days.
     
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    Gosh thank I'm so stressed. As I'm from middelburg no supply on marine products around. But I'll make a plan today. Thanks for the help again.
     
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    I see you dont have any corals...
    In that case the low mag & calcium wouldnt be a major problem. Just increase it gradually to where you want it & test about once a month.

    And another thing. Salt used for fish only tanks like seachem MARINE SALT (Not reef salt) has very low calcium & alk when mixed to normal salinity levels, so your tank will definitely be low on those 2 elements if you havent dosed anything...
     
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    Something doesnt seem right here. If you not dosing anything, i can understand your calcium and magnesium dropping to those levels...but then your KH should also be low.
     
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    Well KH is 7.3
     
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    Nothing wrong with a KH of 7.3. What the the kh of the freshly mixed salt water?
     
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