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    My sps are not encrusting

    How long should it take for sps to encrust?

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    so many things go into that.. ive had some that didnt start encrusting for 2-3 years and others were 2-3 months. If there not dying then consider yourself lucky and just hang in there.
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    Ok so I tested with all my test kits I had on my shelf to try to validate results.
    po4 Hanna ppb 19 = 0.058254 ppm / Red Sea pro test po4 0.05ppm
    po3 0.25 ppm / api not detectable in color scale
    salinty 1.25
    ph 8.0 Milwaukee meter/ 8.1 api
    calcium 380
    dkh hanna 9.8 /Red Sea pro 9.8
    Mag Red Sea pro 1420/ salfert 1440
    temp 79.7

    any suggestions of what I am doing wrong? I lowered my skimmer setting one step to see if I could increase no3. And I will increase feeding.

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    do you dose calcium? your numbers seem low to me.
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    I have a doser 2 part using Sea chem fusion, but I don’t know what to set it at,?last week my dkh was 13.7. So others on board told me to shut it off. Can I just use part one? Perhaps you can give me a idea of how much. I have Red Sea 625 xxl with estimate 130 gal of display and sump volume. Maybe less I have a lot of rock and sand.

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    calcium is to low for real growth to me also
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    try this calculator Seachem - Dose Calculators

    you enter in the tank volume, desired level and current level and it will tell you how much to use. id suggest keeping it around 420-430 but others may say differently.

    based on your tank volume of around 120 you should be adding 184.6ml to get it to that desired level.

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    Do not exceed a dose of 4 mL per 25 L (6.5 US gallons) per day

    in your case that means do not add more than 73ml per day. Start with that and then test it after 2 days and make adjustments... be sure to test your water at the same time each day. once you get your numbers to around 420-430 turn off your doser for 24 hours and then test again... use the calculator and see how much you need to get it back to 420-430..... that amount required is what you would need to add each 24hrs to keep it level... but i would keep testing after that to make sure you dont need to make any adjustments up or down.


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    also id consider dropping the temp to 78
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    Thanks guys for your help. I will follow your advice and get back with results in a few days.

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    I agree what Gregg said. But I have sps that took 6 months or longer to encrust.
    sometimes, it just takes them a while to adjust to their new environment. Nothing to worry about imo as long as they have good color.


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