12-18-2010, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by thebigzone
My carbonate hardness is off the charts my test goes to 214.8 ppm and mine is 2 drops higher then that. My calcium is 360ppm
Carbonate hardness, more often called "alkalinity" in the saltwater side of the hobby, will fall naturally. You don't take any action to lower it. I would recommend that you continue testing 2 times per week, convert your test result to DKH, and target a range of 10 to 12 DKH. (ppm is used in freshwater, DKH in marine)
After your alkalinity falls within this range, test again for calcium and post both results. At this point we will be able to give some advice.
nitrate high but us chemical that detoxicies that ammonia and nitrite.
I think this must have been a typo. What are trying to say here?
By the way, welcome to the forum.