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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.
hi guys so it has been 2 months now since i started adding coral frags( zoas, trumpet, duncan, chalice, blue ridge, plays, gsp) and a big rhodactis colony ( 20 heads) there is some algae but not terrible, 34 Gal AIO tank two clown fish i feed LS pellets, mysis shrimp every other day reefroids every week parameters are nitrates 0 phosphates 0.01 calcium 480 mag 1290 dkh 7-8 i use sachem vibrant sea salt my question is i would like my magnesium to be close to 1500 but my calcium is already high any suggestions?
My DKh is staying steady yet my calcium and magnesium drop is this normal ? I do have 2 Duncan's which are growing Nicky and a hammer which is happy fully extended . shouldn't the DKH also drop some as well or can the weekly water changes keep it steady ?