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Hello, I'm struggling to understand the relationship between alkalinity and calcium levels in my tank. I’ve read a ton about it but I’m still confused. I have a high level of calcium (500) and low alkalinity (7) I’m not sure how to address this. I have B-Ionic calcium buffer system with component 1 alkalinity and component 2 calcium but I’ve never used it. Can someone help me out? Specifically can you tell me what you would do in my situation. I have a 13.5 gallon fluval evo tank. I also have a protein skimmer attached For coral I have some mushrooms and Xenia, a pink birds nest coral, zoas, and some leather corals. Additionally I have a coco worm (hard tube feather duster), a clownfish, 2 cardinalfish, and one tiny goby.
I am wondering why my tank would have low alkalinity but normal calcium levels? My alkalinity is currently 6.5 and my calcium is 440. What’s the best way to fix this? Water changes? I’ve been reading about calcium and alkalinity online but I’m still somewhat confused with their relationship and so I’m not sure how to address this issue.
Hannahhhh posted a topic in Water ChemistryI have a pretty new tank and my alkalinity is low. I’m new to the hoby and I’m struggling to understand what exactly this means, why it happened, and how to fix it. Can you guys help me out? If you don’t have time to explain stuff, I would be thankful if you could include a link to a good explaination. The stuff I’m reading online just has me more confused. Temp: 80.2 Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: ~15 Alkalinity: 6.5 dKH (0.5dKH resolution) pH: 8.2 I have a fluval evo 13.5 and a MAME design protein skimmer. I have a tiny clownfish and a small cardinalfish. One Mexican turbo snail, a few hermit crabs, and a pom pom crab. I also have a small Xenia and a small spotted mushroom coral.
Laurenscube posted a topic in Water ChemistryHi I hope someone can help me, I have: 12 gal nano tank Carbon and phosphate bag Nano ehiem surface skimmer Ai prime hd Light Xiena, Green star polyps, Button polyps, Recently added 2 montiporas, hammerhead, mushrooms Weekly 10 % water changes with Red sea coral pro Rarely supplement when needed ( normally when alk is seriously low) Attached photo of my water parameters - Alk seems to be swinging and magnesium - Cant understand whats going on. Really need some advice as dont know what to do and have a chalice coming next week. Recently added Also please have a look at my montipora seems like there are polyps on the far right - not sure if this means only that part is healthy ? also seems like the frag is smothered in purple coraline algae ...? Unsure if its doing well i think its very slowly growing PLEASE HELP Happy to upgrade my system to help solve for example start using 2 part etc etc