Why am I dosing SO Much - Iodine, Purple Up, Calcium, Kent Essential Elements.......

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by ALW, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. ALW

    ALW Sea Dragon

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    P.S. I feel like a giant Richardhead

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  3. TritonsGarden

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    Have you tested Ca in fresh mixed saltwater? We had several bad buckets of RC early this year. I dosed and dosed and dosed and still couldn't maintain Ca and Mg. Turns out every time I did a water changed, it dropped again. I've heard several people had the problem.

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  4. Otty

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    If you kept Ca around 350 to 380 it would be fine for what you have. Just my opinion though.
     
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    getinpora Coral Banded Shrimp

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    water change, water change, water change. it always does good replaceing all that. reef crystals or, red sea. i feed three times a week and friday i feed well. saterday i change 10 %. the next day my coral looks awsome
     
  6. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As far as I know, Salifert is the only manufacturer that makes a test kit that is able to detect all naturally occuring forms of iodine/iodide.
     
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  7. ALW

    ALW Sea Dragon

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    Too late for Salifert.:eek:

    Here's the plan. I am going to stop dosing Ca and Iodine for a while. I will continue to add Kent Essential elements every 2 weeks. I will test my water every 3-4 days in the beginning and see if it all goes well.
     
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  9. Otty

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    That's a way! This way you will be able to know what your tank will consume in a period of time.
     
  10. ALW

    ALW Sea Dragon

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    It has been about a week and I have NOT added anything. Here are the #s.

    The Temp is 77, pH = 8 and the Salinity is 1.023
    kH 9
    Ca 420
    Mg 1180
     
  11. mudguard2005

    mudguard2005 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Does chaetos use Mag up?