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Old 01/22/2018, 06:35 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Indiana Reefin View Post
I am at a loss here. I have a 29 gallon aquarium with
2 small matron clowns
1 small pajama cardinal
1 small twin spot blenny

I am dosing 1.5 tsp of kalk per gallon
I am currently doing a 15% water change weekly
I am using distilled water. I have tested for TDS and I am getting 0 including 0 nitrates.
I feeding around a 1/4 cube of mysis 5 times a week.
I just started dosing Nopox

My nitrates are around 30
My phosphates are around .05

Could the kalkawaser be causing this imbalance? I have heard that it will break down the phosphates and increase nitrates. I know that we are all striving for the 16:1 ratio with nitrate to phosphate. I am way off.
Pleas help me out

I would dose phosphate and observe the tank for a couple weeks. I like to run higher nutrients because the corals seem to do so much better. I wouldn't worry about the redfield ratio just trust your own observations. Remember to make slow changes overtime and don't try to over manage the tank.

72x24x16 115 gallon under construction

Current Tank Info: 40 gallon reef
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