Cant get MG up-Need advise

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Reefnjunkie, Aug 8, 2009.

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  1. Reefnjunkie

    Reefnjunkie Feather Duster

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    I think you guys read my reply or I stated it incorrectly, I was "observing" the area that shows the tanks of the month dating back for about 5 years or so. With that the winner of that month states what their water parameters are.

    Dont worry Im not straying from the flock;)
    Thanks
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks for clarification

    Yes I assumed you had posted same question on RC and got 36 responces
    hence with some help from my friends I was going to take this thread to 37 at least

    Steve
     
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    Isn't that "Good Karma" that I did not-Hint Hint.
    Please Sirs may I have another
     
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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    fair enough, we can sort that

    Steve
     
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    Reefnjunkie Feather Duster

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    Woa-I thought I would have gone from 1 to 2 LOL

    This is the only site I'm a member, I heard good things about this place and alot of political, pc, junk about the rest.

    Again goods things about this site, BAD things about the rest-for the most part.

    Still new trying to get a handle on how it all works, posting, pics, etc.....

    Thanks
    SG currently 1.024 and a half, more focused on Vodka dosing now (todays day 4), the MG will have to wait a week.

    THANKS again!!!!
     
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    Well not really on topic, but I would like to throw out that I have lost a 7 inch Giant Tear Drop Maxima Clam and a nice Bellas Angel 7 days after I sterted Vodka Dosing-thats what died, and the list as to what looked bad is long.
    I followed the directions to the "T" and was even erring on the cautious side of doses.

    My opinion, personally-Vodka is meant (barely) for human consumption-not your reef tank.

    Back on topic-I raised my SG to 1.025 and currently have my MG at 1350.

    WOW-I cant believe how many people I spoke to had ZERO idea that your SG is directly related to the levels of MG.

    Thanks Guys!!

    I wish this was an easier answer to find-and I wish I had found more "feedback" on the "Vodka Dosing"- for those that have it working -Good Luck and glad you dodge the bullets of death, for those thinking about it-IMO- DON'T!!
     
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    Steve, what kind of calcium test are you using that gives you an exact number like 468? I use Salifert and API and both give results in increments of 20.
     
  10. steve wright

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    dufrense - Tropic marin calcium and Magnesium combined test kit
    Dr Fragenstein gave me the heads up, its a bit tricky at 1st but thereafter really cool to use

    Steve
     
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    Mg,Ca

    OKay, I've never dosed or tested for Mg. I've been trying this out and have been reading the thread religiously. I'm keeping SG @ 1.026. I even went & bought a new Salifert Mg test kit & bottle of Brightwell Aquatics Mg supplement. Using the directions on the bottle, I'm adding 30cc's of Mg to my 60g frag daily. For the past 3 days, very little change. I repeat the test to make sure & relatively the same results.....approx. 1.3ml's of reagent before color change? Any clues, comments or snide remarks?:-/