Too much Calcium

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  1. Ross

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    Hi Guys

    I just did my test and found that my Cu is at about 460.
    I know recommended is 450 so is it possible to have to much Cu?

    recently added a Kalk reactor but it is only dropping in about 4L of RO with Kalk a week.

    Thanks,

    Ross
     
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    That much over the reccommended isn't a worry, just ease up on the Kalk a bit.

    btw - Cu is copper not calcium (Ca)
     
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    Opps .... um I was just testing you ;)

    Ok Ok was not very good at chemistry at school, come to think of it was not much good at anything at school.
     
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    Me neither, who'd have thought when i told my chemistry teacher it was a crap subject that i would need to try to understand it now:lol:
     
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    Hi Ross - no - anything from 420 to 460 is 100%
    That is what the calcium levels are in my tank....
     
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    You can safely run your Calcium between 380-420 with incredible coral and coraline growth.
    What is your alk level sitting at?
     
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    I am not sure Mekaeel, I do not have a alk tester.
    (I am assuming that is alkalinity??)

    Ross
     
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    Yes im talking about alkalinity Ross.A very important test kit to have when keeping corals.
     
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    Sweet will see if I can get a kit tomorrow after work and check it out.
     
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    By the way,get yourself a brand like Tropic Marin.(trust worth test kit)
     
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    Or Seachem ;)
     
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    and get an MG kit too...
     
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    Mek don't you find that the more you use the alk kit the bigger the drops get?
     
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    Yes,thought i was going nuts.So it is true, lol.What i do is squeeze the bottle very lightly,that way the drops are smaller.
     
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    yea me too but does that mean that the drops we adding are to small...if so Dkh reading would be incorrect...
     
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    Dude did you get me confused with this.....
    I know this as a PH test.... he he

    It is 8.5 as it always is.

    Ross
     
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    no ross..Alk and PH ain't the same..
     
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    Doesn't the PH test measure Acidity vs Alkalinity?
     
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    Ok lets see if I am learning anything, for the Alk test I must use the kH test kit?

    That will give me th dkH reading and that is what I am after.
    8 to 12 dkH is fine?
     
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    Ok my kH is at 12...... am I on the right track here at last? :thumbup:
     

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