Water parameters acceptable

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  1. nudibranch

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    I'm trying to get my params stable

    So far

    NO2 = 0
    NO3 = 5
    pH = 8.2
    NH3 = 0
    Ca = 376
    Mg = 1280
    Alk = 9.8
    Temp = 25
    Salinity = 1.023

    All tested with Red Sea test kits. Would you say these are expectable or do I need to correct any of the params?

    I have a mixed tank but not fully stocked
     
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    Looks good maybe just raise salinity to 1025 and Ca above 400
     
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    I would say your Ca is a little bit low, so you can probably bring it up to 400 by using the calcium part of a 2part solution. It will bring down your alkalinity a bit but thats fine since it is quite high.
    Also, measure Phosphate, that is quite important.
    Salinity might be too low as well. Get it to 1.025. Maybe do this first actually since it might lift your calcium anyways.
     
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    your Ca needs to be around 420 based on your Mg levels
     
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    Thanks all. Will increase Salinity and then check Ca
     
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