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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ca increase?

I was wondering what do you use to increase your Ca. I was going to use rock salt, but I heard there are a couple different grades of CaCl2.

Does anybody use salt water Ca products to increase in fresh water?

Figures, right after I received my order from Greg Watson, My plants decided to need something else
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 06:28 PM
 
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Isnt rock salt NaCl?
I use kents turbo calcium for reefs to increase my Ca. Once that runs out Ill use the cheaper home depot source.
Adding crushed coral to your filter also increases Ca but it will also increase your pH.

If you dont see signs of Ca deficiency then you dont need to dose Ca. What is your GH?
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gh = 7
kh = 4

My tank is become my little brew. I throwing every thing into the tank and Poof, it has algae.
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Your Ca should be fine. If you see wrinkled and puckered new growth you will need to add calcium.
If you are dosing your ferts correctly and the plants still dont take off I would suspect low CO2 or light levels.
If you think you overdosed I would reset teh water with a big water change and only dose teh new water coming in.

What kind of algae are you getting?
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Nah, I was joking about the Algae, but I just came thru a 12 round Title match. I keep knocking the damn thing down, but it wouldn't stay down for the count. After 3mths, I finally caught it with a left jab to a right hook (I hope).

My plants are starting to cup, so I was going to dose Ca. Just wonder what would be a good source. I think I'm just going to go to my LFS and pick up a Hagen Ca test kit & something from Seachem that has CaCL2.
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I bought CaCl2 as Ice Melts. Darn, shipping from the east coast costs twice as much as the product itself for 50lb bag. Still averages to $1/lb


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