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    Reef Tank Calcium Problem

    Just wondering how calcium affects the inverts My calcium in my tank has a really high count it is 1500 ppms
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    lol whoa that is high, i don't think it could actually get that high unless your mg was 0 water is saturated with calcium at around 1200ppm .... possibly a bad test kit
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    At that high a reading, you should be having a snowstrom where the calcium all gets precipitated out of the water!!!
    I too agree it's time to get another testkit. Get a Salifert type.

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    Are you sure you aren't testing your morning cereal? even milk wouldn't be that high- definetly need a new test kit, Touchy is right - Salifert is the way to go
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    Hmmmmmm Cereal!!

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    Cool DAN

    I also noticed that was your first post so welcome to AC.
    Are you new at this hobby? sometimes test kits can be tricky at first so before you run out to buy a new one what kit are you using and are you totally comfortable that you read it correctly?

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    yes get a new test kit prefably Salifert.i had the same prob,if you are using a seachem shoot them a email and they will replace the defective parts.i did that.

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    1500! wow... corn flakes everywhere..
    I have salifert and am very happy with the results.. alot better then my other test kits.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Hi Guys: I am new to this hobby of salt water aquarium. As far as the snow storm I have got it big time had to dust rocks and equipment..the test kit was a kent and I took my water to the aquarium shop and they were the ones that checked it for me as we did not have a calcium test in our kit.. Thanks for the replies any ideas diluted water with deionized water at slow intervals not much difference

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    Don't feel too bad Dan, I had two calcium precipitation events in my tank when I was new. Get yourself a good Salifert test kit (Ivan here at AC sells them) and go a bit easier on the additives. I'm assuming that you are adding some kind of calcium additive for it to have gotten that high?

    The precip doesn't do any real damage. Just check your pumps, it can gunk them up.
    Susan

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