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punchyjam

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Thats a pity , ive been looking at this today ,a few people are of the opinion that 1500 is not actually harmful ,  i am not sure all the same ,u may need to look at diff salt if your keen to have the  mag lower , hopefully some bright spark knows the answer the this one Carl

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Well i could live with that , however id like to see the KH nearer 10 to 12  this will have a bearing on corraline algae i think? Keeping it at this level allows for a drop so its never below say 9 ? ......darling :grin:
I agree carol, l keep my KH around 10.5 this seems to keep thigs nice and stable for me ,

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That's why I think I'll be going back to RSCP as the elements seem a little more realistic

Sal - 1.025
pH - 8.2-8.4
dKH - 12.3 - 12.7
Cal - 455 - 475
Mag - 1360 - 1420


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Reply #18

As these are slightly elevated they should get used up between water changes especially if I end up with a bit of SPS

Carol

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Reply #19

Righty,it seems snails look drunk because  epsom salts which make up part of the dosing for mag  is a muscle relaxant, i used to sit in a nice warm bath of epsom salts after a hard run . I would say at 1500ppm you dont have to worry too much , tho 1300ppm is considered the norm , what you have i doubt will do any damage . Have you actualy noticed the snails unable to function?

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Not really as I haven't been watching them that closely....but I have noticed that in the past month or so that the turbos had been a little more clumsier than usual but never thought anything about it, as they are not the best snails when trying to turn on the spot like others. So yes I suppose I have been putting them the right way up more than usual.

Just going to keep an eye on the tank and see what happens before I change back to RSCP once the iQ has gone.

Carol

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Reply #21

Thier most likely saying to each other "Hey man thats good shit"  :lipsrsealed:

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Righty,it seems snails look drunk because  epsom salts which make up part of the dosing for mag  is a muscle relaxant, i used to sit in a nice warm bath of epsom salts after a hard run . I would say at 1500ppm you dont have to worry too much , tho 1300ppm is considered the norm , what you have i doubt will do any damage . Have you actualy noticed the snails unable to function?
never knew that about the hard run recovery  !!! Next hard run I will try  it

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That's why I think I'll be going back to RSCP as the elements seem a little more realistic

Sal - 1.025
pH - 8.2-8.4
dKH - 12.3 - 12.7
Cal - 455 - 475
Mag - 1360 - 1420



I suspect thats a good call m8 if your worried about params with new salt

Carol

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Reply #24

I read it on a running site some where, I didnt think it helped a lot , they say 2 cups to a bath and dont over do it . Bit hit and miss as ive got a big whirlpool bath  and depends how full you fill it.


My hard run was 10 to 15 miles , most likely a stroll in the park to a real runner ..its them short legs , i have to work twice as hard  :smiley: [size=78%] [/size]

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Reply #25

My mag is sitting at 1470 so not far out. I have had it over 1500 with no adverse affects. My my is also in the 8 mark sitting at 8.5. Its been this way for ages. The reason i don't up it is because I don't have a dosing pump to keep it up and it comes down to quickly between water changes when I get it to 11. So far I've had no issues with this and I think as it is kept steady the tank is running fine. Growth rates may be reduced but looking at the health of my SPS I'm really not concerned. If things start to look a little rough or not open I will consider dosing though.

Everyone has different success. Personally I think if your trying to chase a desired level you need to ask yourself why. Ammonia nitrite nitrate and phosphate obviously need to be 0 or very close to. Everything else if your keeping some "hard to keep" SPS with success then why change. If you're having things die off then I agree. Look at your levels and adjust but I wouldn't for a bit of coralline. :) everyone's opinion is different. Personally I think dosing should be to maintain levels. Not achieve them. I'm one of them "water change often" people. Hehe

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Many animals can adapt to conditions other than what is ideal , tho this  one would imagine gives them stress? Not enough stress to kill them but to shorten thier lives and compromise thier immune systems?


By keeping fish and corals as close to NSW as possible this is one aspect you can lessen the stress for them , how far the parameters can  swing and still be acceptable I dont know ?


How far out of bonk would the water have to be for things to die off? 


Its horses for courses if you are happy and the tanks happy , Your tank is beautiful and your SPS polyp extension cant be faulted  :grin: :cool:  so what ever your doing its right and on reflection  maybe i  should adopt a less analy retentive attitude  towards parameters  :cool:

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Reply #27

Lol. I do agree that getting things right is crucial but I think sometimes we chase a number as opposed to look at what the system is telling us. Polyp extension is wonderful. Especially now I have a new favourite product. I bought an acropora which had STN a couple of days ago and I think its pulled back. I'm gonna miliput it in today and get pictures.

As you say what works for some doesn't for others. I really think regardless the most important thing is stability.

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Reply #28

Agree entirely Mav :grin:   Never seen that tellus more please :smiley:

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Reply #29

Well after all the participation on this topic from forum members I have decided to go back to RSCP.

I honestly don't want to be chasing figures I just want to get everything so my tank does look lovely. Everything in my tank does seem to be flourishing really well and yes my coralline isn't really that important compared to other things in the tank. I would rather it still be purple compared to the light blue it is turning to.....in all the time I have had the live rock it has only been purple and has grown at an astounding rate.....hell my friend can't even get it to grow in his tank. As for the corals they are all brightly coloured...well what I have, but we will see.

At the end of the day RSCP is basically a natural sea salt with added elements and the iQ is a synthetic salt mix. Obviously synthetic is not for me but maybe fine for other people.

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