Dosing Question

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  1. mathewaki

    mathewaki Member

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    Dosing Question:

    I just started dosing today and think I stuffed up a little.

    I did a water change and tested my levels the following morning:

    Cal 350
    Alk 9.8
    MG 1400

    So the following the Red Sea ABC products I proceeded to dose the amounts that I thought I calculated correctly.

    After dosing retested a few hours later and got the following:

    Cal 500
    Alk 11.2
    MG 1400

    Know am I correct in saying that my calculation for dosing Calcium was wrong and that I have added too much?

    Any tips or pointers would be good.
  2. Franklin Dattein

    Franklin Dattein Member

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    If your target was Ca=450, then you either dosed too much or are miss interpreting the test results(which is common).

    A few tips:
    - Check Red Sea test kit videos on Youtube. each of their tests have slightly different ways to read it.
    - When adopting a new supplement, dose 1/3 or 1/2 of the calculated amount and test. This will prevent large variations in case of miss calculation.
    - Avoid raising more than 0.5dKh/day if the tank has any stony corals.
  3. SantaMonicaHelp

    SantaMonicaHelp Member

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    Since it's already at 500, it should not hurt anything to leave it there. Next time you can raise it and Alk more slowly.

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