Please help with my tank prameters

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  1. Jacques87

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    Hi ,

    I would just like to find out where the following stats should be for a reef tank? as everyone has a different opinion and I am just getting confused with the mg/l and ppm etc.
    I have a mushroom, a xenia that I fragged into 3 smaller branches and left the larger one. i also have zoanthids. Everything looks healthy, except for the fragged xenia, the main xenia looks healthy and is growing, but it is not pulsating??

    I also added 2 cardinals and they seem happy. when i know the tank it 110% I'll add other things.

    I have also found a small anemone, well iI think it is one, as it moves around the tank and eats brine shrimp and it's getting a purple colour. He came with the live rock.

    My stats below. (pet shop toke the tests)

    Salinity 1,025

    Ph 8,0mg\l (perfect)

    Alkalinity 155mg\l (not bad but still abit high)

    Magnesium 60mg\l (perfect)

    Potassium 110mg\l (perfect)

    Calcium 384mg\l (a bit low)

    I read that ph should be at 8.3-8.6? and magnesium at 1250-1350 ppm? How can i increase this?

    please help

    Regards
    Jacques

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    Is all the brown and green algae good? Are the lights a good option in sump?
    Photo 6,2 & 1 is fragged Xenia. Are they looking good?
     
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    ph should be 8.3. you can bye at you LPS calcium and magnesium and to raise your ph. see also green algae on live rock. get your self turbo snail to clean the algea. yes light is a good option. how long is your tank been cycle.
     
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    your first pic what is on the live rock. the anemone you talking about walking around can you post a pic.
     
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    do you have any clean up crew in your tank.
     
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    Frag of a Red Mushroom, I will try get a pic, he as moved behind the rock and i can only see the top of him.
     
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    I do have 3 snails and 3 yellow tip hermit crabs.
     
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    Are the fragged xenia suppose to look like they dying, fragged them about 7 days ago?
     
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    Normally in day or 2 day ok. Move them to another spot. The third pic of them looks ok to me. Mine is even growing on the back panel of my tank. Stick them self on the glass.
     
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