are these levels where i want to be?

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  1. skiergd011013

    skiergd011013 Peppermint Shrimp

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    i have been dosing with b ionic and yesterday my calcium tested 420 and my alkalinity tested 11.2 kh. is this good for my coralline?
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks good to me. Do you have a magnesium test kit?
     
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    skiergd011013 Peppermint Shrimp

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    no. i can test for ammonia, nitrite, ph, calcium, and alk. i know the b ionic has all the trace elements included and i do a water change every other week. my main thing is i want conditions good for coralline which seems to be going good now my 3 powerheads are getting well coated in it and there is traces of it on the glass now. the tank is almost 4 months old.
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, conditions for good coralline usually require magnesium testing/supplementation. Not saying your method won't work, there's just a big crack for something to fall through. It's also pretty important for skeletal development in coral. It's a must have IMO.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Another issue is most salts have magnesium levels around 1100 ppm and you will want to be around 1320 ppm.