CALCIUM TO HIGH?!

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by Midnight_Madman, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Don'tf feel bad, my tank has been setup for 2 and a half months and I just found my first coralline spot on my glass last night. I will have to say I got a bit excited about it though [smiley=crazy.gif]
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    [quote author=TA-Designs link=board=ASAP;num=1094849802;start=15#29 date=09/13/04 at 07:00:36]Wow.. then I must have something wrong. [/quote]

    Like was said earlier check your alk. In my experience it doesn't grow with low alk. YOu need your alk and calcium to be pretty balanced out. ;)
     
  4. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium are all key to coraline and coral growth.
     
  5. JohnO

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    Craig,

    Could not agree more :)  Forget all about the suppliments, are other voodoo that they do so well, just get those three things 'up' and the coraline and corals will have the chemical water conditions they need to grow and prosper :)

    John
     
  6. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Wow. When I really started looking around the tank, I am noticing what may be coraline algea. Here is a pic of one of the rocks that look like it may be growing...this rock never had anything on it, it was dead when I put it in last november.

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  7. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    I think that blurry pink stuff may be it!
     
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  9. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    sorry for the blurry photo.. if you step back about 5 feet it looks perfect.
     
  10. Matt Rogers

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    [quote author=TA-Designs link=board=ASAP;num=1094849802;start=30#36 date=09/15/04 at 08:02:42]sorry for the blurry photo.. if you step back about 5 feet it looks perfect.
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    Heh. That's funny. Looks like coralline to me too.
     
  11. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Man! I just ran a calcium test again and it came up as 700 both times!??? What is going on. I think this test kit is screwed. I didnt add any supplements since my original test which came out at 550!
     
  12. beamer

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    Make sure your test tubes are rinsed out real well after usning them. Mine will come out higher if I haven't rinsed well. 700? Wow!

    Cindy