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Old 09/24/2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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It snowed in my sump?

Woke up today and have a 3/4 to 1 inch layer of "snow" in my sump. No kidding it looks exactly like snow. It seems to disolve when I disturb it. White and flakey. Any ideas?

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PH8.2
DKH 9
Calcium 380
Temp 80ish
SG 1.025.

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Old 09/24/2006, 09:20 AM   #2
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Uh no..


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Old 09/24/2006, 09:23 AM   #3
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Have you added calcium lately?


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Old 09/24/2006, 10:14 AM   #4
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I added my 2 part this morning Kent Tech CB A and B. Everything in the tank (clams, fish, lps, softies) all look fine. Weird.


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Old 09/24/2006, 10:45 AM   #5
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Did you test for the calcium levels before...or after, for that matter...you added the calcium additive?


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Old 09/24/2006, 11:55 AM   #6
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This is refered to as percipitation. Usually this is a sign of a misbalane with the Ca and the Alk,

However, with your levels I don't know what it could be.


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Old 09/24/2006, 01:00 PM   #7
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seems like the calcium isn't so high, assuming the 380 is what it was before the additives, that it would cause percipitation. Try referring to this to get your water's calcium/alkalinity into balance:

http://www.reefnerds.com/ChemPlot/ChemPlot.html


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