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HELP ! Calcium thru the roof
I recieved my new calcium test kit today and did the test. I had to add so many drops to the vial to make the water turn blue (not sure if it really ever did, I stopped at 45 drops) that there were no measurements for it. It was an API test kit. I then did another test with a seatest kit that came with the aquarium and had the very same results, to this test I stopped at 75 drops. What the heck is going on ? It is a 75 gallon, 1 inch of live sand, approx 80 lb. of live rock between sump and aquarium. Temp is 78-80, PH is low at 7.8, Amm. 0 Nitrate 5.0 Nitrite 0.25 the KH is at 143 and the phos. is 0.5. I have carbon and phosban in the sump. Is there any other test kits that I should purchase ? In the aquarium at the moment are 1 clownfish, 1 yellow tail damsel, 2 peppermint shrimp, 1 orange serpant starfish, 6 dwarf blue leg hermits and about 12 snails. Forgot to add. . . .I use distilled water for water changes. Fish are fed once a day with a frozen food (brine, mysis or plankton).
What was the calcium level? It sounds like you are doing the test incorrectly, because calcium will precipitate out of solution if it rises to high.
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