Urgent calcium off the charts help

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  1. blackreef13

    blackreef13 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    i tested my calcium yesterday 600+ how do i go about lowering it
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    How did it get that high?

    I myself would just let it come down on it's own and stop dosing for the mean time if you are.
     
  4. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    holy crap.. how many times did you test it?
    Are you dosing for calcium?
    The only thing I can think is to get some water changes ready you are going to need to do a few. Test your water you are going to use for the change and see what the calcium reading is before using it.

    Also do you have and ro/di unit or is it tap water?
     
  5. jdameli1

    jdameli1 Torch Coral

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    Are you dosing anything? and what are your other parameters like alk? I would assume low.

    What do you have in your tank?
     
  6. blackreef13

    blackreef13 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    i tested twice last week then this week i really have no clue how it got this high and the only thing i dose is esstial elements and i only dose when i change water i use distlled by the way im savin up for a ro/di
     
  7. blackreef13

    blackreef13 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    i havent checked alk ill check be back in a minute or two
     
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  9. blackreef13

    blackreef13 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    what do you mean what do i have in my tank coral or fish? i have no fish currently and i only have gsp a kenya tree and some zoas and a paly frag i also just got a frogspawn frag
     
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    chris adams Purple Tang

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    when you prepare your next water change check the calcium level before doing the change.

    What brand essential elements, any mention of calcium in them?

    Do you have a protein skimmer?
     
  11. Doratus

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    Just some food for thought. A good salt mix will give you all the calcium and other trace elements you need simply by doing your regular water changes, especially with so few corals. In a bigger tank full of coral it's a different story but if I were you I would simply do regular water changes and leave it at that. The calcium level will go down on it's own as it is consumed by the coral.
     
  12. blackreef13

    blackreef13 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    no i dont have a skimmer i wish i did so i could skim out some calcium its kent esstial elements and it has calcium but i just tested my alk and it came back high also at 10