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Thread: Calcium readings
09-17-2011, 09:12 PM #1
I picked up an elos ca test kit today. I got a reading of 500 to 550 on the approximate test .I did not use the precision kit. The instructions say that it should be around 250?
09-17-2011, 09:14 PM #2
From everything I've read on here cal should be around 420-460 I believe, I however don't actually test for it because I don't really have anything that requires perfect levels, so i just trust my salt mix to do its thing lol. I've never heard 250 though.My 14 Gallon Reef
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09-17-2011, 09:19 PM #3
I was going from memory when I said 250. I know that isnt right and is likely very low. I need an alk test now to be sure things are in the right proportion before taking any steps.
09-18-2011, 03:35 AM #4
I would also recommend a Mag test kit as well
Once I started testing and maintaining my Mag between 1300 and 1350, I almost completely stopped getting any swings in my Cal and dKH. It can also help to stablize your PH.
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09-18-2011, 02:05 PM #5
Will do Cliff