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    Here's a pic of the frags foster home

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    Alright folks, let's see those frags and hear how they're doingMARSH Grow Out Challenge

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    I’ll do my testing this afternoon! And post them

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    Sorry for being a week late. But I check the stats in the 45
    ammonia 0
    nitrite 0
    nitrate- 5
    alk - 7.7 it’s a bit low so we are doing accordingly to get it up to 8.5 dkh
    calcuim- was 526ppm checked with Red Sea Hanna checker And api And got 520 on the other 2.
    Mag- 1470ppm I believe in my knowledge This is alright. But let me know if it’s not.
    Salinty 1.025
    and that’s it!
    We are also feeding reef roids 3 times a week.
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    Thanks Lucas.

    What do you have in mind to get your Ca down and Alk up? I believe these two go hand in hand....like a "teeter-tooter" is how I saw one Marshian describe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luman01 View Post
    Sorry for being a week late. But I check the stats in the 45
    ammonia 0
    nitrite 0
    nitrate- 5
    alk - 7.7 it’s a bit low so we are doing accordingly to get it up to 8.5 dkh
    calcuim- was 526ppm checked with Red Sea Hanna checker And api And got 520 on the other 2.
    Mag- 1470ppm I believe in my knowledge This is alright. But let me know if it’s not.
    Salinty 1.025
    and that’s it!
    We are also feeding reef roids 3 times a week.
    Lucas
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    Lucas,

    Here is a link to some information that should help give you an idea of how to re-adjust your parameter back into the ideal range in regards to your calcium and alkalinity issues. Like sneezebeetle said these two go hand-in-hand so getting them in the right proportions to one-another is more important than getting them into the red zone, it is also easier to adjust them if they are proportionate to one-another as well.

    Your magnesium is a little bit high but not dangerously so, magnesium in an aquarium and in the wild helps corals with accumulating calcium carbonate to develop their skeletons, in a sense it magnesium helps keep calcium carbonate dissolved in solution. If your magnesium gets too low (which is a challenge I've been recently facing) CaCO3 will precipitate out of the water. Inversely, if it gets too high it is difficult for corals to take it out of the water and will struggle growing. The ideal Magnesium levels tend to be around 1200-1250 which is found naturally in the ocean.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaturtle View Post
    Lucas,

    Here is a link to some information that should help give you an idea of how to re-adjust your parameter back into the ideal range in regards to your calcium and alkalinity issues. Like sneezebeetle said these two go hand-in-hand so getting them in the right proportions to one-another is more important than getting them into the red zone, it is also easier to adjust them if they are proportionate to one-another as well.

    Your magnesium is a little bit high but not dangerously so, magnesium in an aquarium and in the wild helps corals with accumulating calcium carbonate to develop their skeletons, in a sense it magnesium helps keep calcium carbonate dissolved in solution. If your magnesium gets too low (which is a challenge I've been recently facing) CaCO3 will precipitate out of the water. Inversely, if it gets too high it is difficult for corals to take it out of the water and will struggle growing. The ideal Magnesium levels tend to be around 1200-1250 which is found naturally in the ocean.

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    Sorry, I wrote out that last comment without actually adding in the link haha.
    Chemistry And The Aquarium: Solving Calcium And Alkalinity Problems ? Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog

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    Sorry for the late response. So we trying to level out the alk at 8.5 and let the tank do it’s thing.

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    Hey there participants! Let's see those pics and get a check in on how your corals are doing :-)

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    Thanks for your update @Lumon01

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    Frag is not showing much growth so far so moved it a little higher ...
    We'll see how it does up top...
    I'm sure it'll take off once I find what it wants ..

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