sulphate and chloride

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  1. sleepy

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    hi can sum1 help
    wanted to know the differences of sulphate and chloride,polyglucomide
    i purchased a pure calcium chloride after having endless problms achieving
    400-450 calcium reading
    results : calcium @ 440 wrkn like the bomb
    but nw i wud like to buy magnesium bt like calcium comes in diff forms
    cacl ,cal sulphate,cal polygluconate
    heard to much sulphate/chloride is bad
    and would like to know if i can buy somethin for nitrate
    got a putigen bag & ATI phosphate remover in
    but nitrate @ 25ppm is there a chemical i can buy @ a chemical supplier
    that would help me
     
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  3. carlosdeandrade

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    Never heard of one, there is no quick cure for NO3, except good husbandry skills. There is a new product on the market called Nitro-gaurd Bio Cubes, Orca make them, however, this won't be a silver bullet, you still need good husbandry skills. Be mindful of using different chemicals that can be bought over the counter, there are many reputable brands out there who have placed many hours and tons of money into developing products specifically for marine tanks, unless you are a chemist I would stay away from fixes that you can buy at your local pharmacy.
    I am sure you've heard of the saying, "penny wise, pound foolish," applies in this case IMHO!:)
     
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    Be very careful of putting chemicals into your tank. There is nothing wrong with Calcium carbonate as long as it is a hi/pure-grade product. BUT if you add this without the coresponding correct amounts of a buffering/alkalinity product, you will get an ionic imbalance which is not good for your tank.

    Livestock will suffer. Getting a proper 2 part solution is a far better idea untill you have a good grasp of how the chemicals work together.
     
  5. robvdv

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    You meant calcium chloride, presumably?

    But yeah, basically what Rob said.
     
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