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Timmo760
07/31/2017, 11:55 PM
So I mixed my salt to 35 ppt and my all was 10 which I'm ok with but the mag was 1470 ppm (nyos) and my calcium was 620 ppm (API). I've been curious with my calcium test and am going to be getting a better kit soon cuz all my tests have been high. My tank regularly hovers at 520 ppm without adding calcium.

So my question is, is it normal for the perameters of the salt to be high right off the bat when mixed. I let the water mix for a few hours before testing.

scuzy
08/01/2017, 02:37 AM
Get a better calcium test kit

Timmo760
08/01/2017, 05:23 PM
But is the higher mag normal? Or are higher than stated parameters Normal?Website says it should be 1350. I tested mag to see if it was higher too to see if my calcium test was just off


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Greg 45
08/01/2017, 05:25 PM
Contact Fritz / they will be better at helping with your issues.
You are going to get mixed results on the board .

bertoni
08/01/2017, 05:50 PM
That sounds like a testing problem or a bad batch of salt. I would get a second opinion on the calcium test kit, and maybe verify that the SG device was working, although that level is far enough off that I doubt SG could be the cause.

jason2459
08/03/2017, 10:50 PM
I really need to get my saltmix parameters thread updated as I have a lot of data to get entered.

But I got at a salinity of 35
CA 427
Mg 1416

I'll have to look in my notebook for the alk later.

That Ca looks to high and agree it could be a testing error or bad batch or you didn't use up the entire bag at once and it's not mixed evenly through out so you will get highs and lows of almost all the parameters at any one time.

That's one thing I did not like about the Fritz Pro RPM is when I buy a box of salt I would much prefer to get 4 bags instead of it all in one large bag. IF I wanted a large vat of salt I would prefer it to be in a bucket and not in a huge bag in a box.

jason2459
08/03/2017, 10:51 PM
Get a better calcium test kit

I've found over the years that the API Ca test kit is perfectly fine for our needs

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2558208

Timmo760
08/05/2017, 09:07 PM
Thanks for all the input. I have a new salifert ca test kit on its way. But I tested ca the other night just for fun and it was 440ppm. Don't know why if finally cam down but I'm not complaining. I'm going to test in a few days to see how much more the corals have used or if the test was a fluke lol. Thanks again for the help. The mixing in the bag makes sense

bertoni
08/07/2017, 01:38 PM
Okay, progress is progress. :) Good luck!