High Calcium in 180...

tikalize

New member
I tested my water about a week ago Alk: 9dkh Cal:375ppm Mg:1000 I used Randys 1 part & calculator to bring calcium up to 425 & have been dosing Magflake/Epsom salt slowly everyday to bring my Mg up to 1300. I just tested today & my Alk is 8dkh, Mg is 1300 & Cal 650!!!. I have not added any other additives. I am using Elos test kits. Did my Calcium go up because of the Magflake? Any advise on what to do now. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.
 

reefnetworth

Premium Member
dont add any CaCl2 for a week or more and it will slowly drop back down.
test again to be sure, and/or take some water to your LFS and have them test it.
your Mg should be 3 X's your CaCl2 level. example: CaCl2 is 450, then Mg should be 1350.
 

tikalize

New member
So should i do nothing to bring the Alk up, dont dose anymore magflake to bring the Mg up & just leave the parameters where they are @ & let the Cal drop on its own? Thanks for the reply.
 
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