Magnesium

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  1. Marius Geyser

    Marius Geyser

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    Hi some advise please. Cant seem to get my parameters to correct levels. ??
    some specs Tank running from 2013 June. 700L total water volume.

    Recent test shows following results. and proucts added
    PH Alkillinity KH Magnessium Calcium
    2014-12-03 8 did not test 1140 390
    28ml added 42m added 28ml adde
    2014-12-04 8 did not test 1080 370
    28ml added 48ml added 48m add
    2014-12-05 8 did not test 1140 380
    28ml added 48ml added 28ml add
    2014-12-07 8 7.3 1200 380
    28ml added 48ml added 28ml add
    2014-12-09 8 7 1170 410
    28ml added 30ml 2 part 48ml added 30ml 2p
    2014-12-12 8 6.1 1140 400
    28ml added 40ml 2 part 48ml added 40ml 2

    Products used
    eight.four Reef fusion 2 ions calcification
    aqua vitro seachem aqua vitro aqua vitro
    reef fusion 1
    seachem


    My aquarium is not heavily stocked 3 nenies mushrooms zoonthea garden 1 sps small.
     
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  3. Marius Geyser

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    [TABLE="head"]Date|PH|Alkillinity KH|Magnessium|Calcium
    2014-12-03|8|did not test|1140|390|
    ||28ml added|42 added|28ml adde
    2014-12-04|8|did not test|1080|370
    ||28ml added|48ml added|48m add
    2014-12-05|8|did not test|1140|380
    ||28ml added|48ml added|28ml add
    2014-12-07|8|7.3|1200|380
    ||28ml added|48ml added|28ml add
    2014-12-09|8|7|1170|410
    ||28ml added|30ml 2 part|48ml added 30ml 2p
    2014-12-12|8|6.1|1140|400
    ||28ml added|40ml 2 part|48ml added 40ml 2
    [/TABLE]
     
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    Those parameters aren't too bad. My advice would be to get your magnesium up to about 1300-1350 first, once that is up then test and adjust your Calcium and Alkalinity if needed. Magnesium is very important in maintaining CA and Alk at the correct levels.
     
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    PH Alkalinity ???
     
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    Yup adding balanced products will not help.
     
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    What is your salinity, what are you using to test it, what salt are you using? You could be using a salt that is for fish only systems.
     
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    Sorry, table fixed.

    it is just a '|' character in the wrong place.
     
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    I am using Salivert test kits
    Salinity 25
    temp 26
    I am using aquavitro salt or salinity.
     
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    todays testing and dosing
    2014-12-15
    PH 8 28ml added eight.four
    Alkilinity 6.7 50ml added reef fusion2
    Magnesium 1140 48ml added Ions
    calsium 390 50ml added reef fusion 1
     
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    Hi Viper yes it seems to be a problem to raise magnesium on my 3rd bottle of Ions from aquavitro premium line for Seachem. That is why I am asking here. I would have thought 7 dosings of 48ml in a two week period would have raised the Magnesium level. ???
     
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    Aquavitro ions will only increase your magnesium by 5mg/L per 7ml per 125l, your 50ml of aquavitro ions is only adding 35mg/L of magnesium, i think now that your system has a little more magnesium in it and your size it is using your magnesium up faster than you are adding it.
    It starts to get expensive and hence guys start looking into diy chemicals, or look for a more concentrated form of magnesium.
    My opinion, I find Orca magnesium works well, feels much more raw and seen much better stability of magnesium since i've started using it.
     
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    Salinity 25 is a a concern.
     
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    I too have that problem of increasing Mg. Used the calculator and indicated a ridiculous amount of dosing which proved to be correct.

    Tested 1140 and added 250ml it only went up by 30ppm.

    Long way to go.
     
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    Added 250ml what?
     
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    Ok sorry 1.023 rechecked refractometer and calibrated
     
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    1023 is low, raise to 1025 and it will help with params and live stock
     
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    My total water volume is around 1600lt

    I noticed some small brown diatom patches on the rocks and figured I would raise the Mg a bit only to find is was that low 2 days after water change (nsw).

    Most of the products in the shop was ballanced additives so i took the fluval liquid.
     
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    Yes Dallas I Thought I was on 1.025 but found my Refractometer calibration was out. Did raise it to 1.025 Did a small water change to correct the problem.
     
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