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    What level do you keep your calcium at? And how?

    My calcium level goal has typically been targeted at 420 ppm which is the typical surface value of the ocean. Since switching to Salinity salt, I rarely have a need to dose and my calcium usually hovers around 400-450 ppm depending on how close to a water change I am. I run a SPS dominant tank so it's imperative that I pay close attention to calcium levels in the tank.

    I'm curious what you keep your calcium level at. How often do you test? Do you dose? And if so, with whhich products.
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    I use the ESV products and have a doser that keeps my levels in check. At 1st I was testing everyday (twice to double check results) . After that it was dialed in at 9 ALK and CAL 430. This is on my small frag tank which I change water once a week about a 1gal.

    You need a doser in order to sit back..lol!!!

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    I finally bought a cal test and mine seams to stay at bout 420-440 I dont dose just use seachem reef salt...now the light in my basement was low last night and seamed to be a lil higher[couldnt really tell when it went from purple to blue] could a drop in alk cause cal to rise?

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    450, combination of kalk and brs 2 part

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    Calcium level? WTH is that? I don't dose. I don't test and I use IO Reef Crystals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmguy496 View Post
    I finally bought a cal test and mine seams to stay at bout 420-440 I dont dose just use seachem reef salt...now the light in my basement was low last night and seamed to be a lil higher[couldnt really tell when it went from purple to blue] could a drop in alk cause cal to rise?
    Yeah, it's a balancing act with those two.
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    Mine normally hovers between 450-480

    I checked mine this past weekend 460
    Thats for a 6g lol
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