Re: Calcium decline with high PH & Alkalinity
- --- In ReefKeeping@yahoogroups.com, Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
>alot of coraline growth that might be consuming the Ca. At this point
> And Jason never did answer my question about whether or not he had
however, I think it is safe to assume he does not have much of
anything growing in what sounds like a toxic swill of additives.
What I've done recently:
Did another 20% water change yesterday.
Added antoher 20lbs of live sand to display tank, refugium has 4" sand
bed already, now display tank has 3". I'll be adding another 20lbs later.
Been adding two cap fulls of PurpleUP, 8 drops of Aragamilk daily and
two teaspoons of 'Calcium +3' twice weekly. Today's calcium test is
now up to 390 when it was at 225 when I started this thread.
The Alk & PH tester from Red Sea varies alot from my other test kit
from Aquarium Pharmaceuticals. My PH and Alk are within normal levels
now and probably were all along, I'm not liking the Red Sea tests.
I have good purple, yellow and some light green coraline growth on all
live rock in my tank. Everything shows signs of growth.
I'm starting to think that maybe the ESV B-Ionic two part mix I have
is bad, I recently purchased another set but wont be using it since
the regiment I'm doing now works. If anyone is interested in the
B-Ionic system I'll sell it, it's brand new and un-opened.
- Well Bryan, I have to admit that I am kind of on Don's side here. Have you read all of the posts for this string? Don and I have both told him that he has some serious imbalance in his water chemistry, and that he needs to allow it to settle out rather than just keep pumping more chemicals into his tank. We told him very nicely from the start, and he just continued to ignore what we said and threw more chemicals into his tank (at doses that I doubt anyone on this list would think are appropriate). Then he started making comments towards Don that sounded to me like he was saying Don did not know what he was saying, and that not adding things was not going to get his calcium levels where he wanted them, rather than even listening to what was being said. I got frustrated with him too- and just said screw it, and have not replied since. But don't go hanging Don up to be a villain here, because while he may have gone a little overboard (I know I have in the past also), it was not uncalled for. And Jason's latest bard at Don was kind of out of the blue, after I thought this string was already dead.-GeoOn Mar 7, 2007, at 2:20 PM, Bryan Gifford wrote: