Adding Red Sea Mag to reef

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23 Sep 2014 17:49 #1 by iknowkungfu (chris)
Hi have been trying to rase the magnesium in my reef over the past few weeks by using the red sea powder but I have noticed it seems to make my ultra zoes close up dont know why so stopped it 2 weeks back and went back to my weekly small water changes some open up and other dont I know its the change in water chemistry but how do I add these if i need to without pissing off my zoes. Adding calcium and alk buffer their ok and my mags hang around 1300 plus , I dont have a sumps so its direct into the display slowly, Also i only was increasing my mags around 50ppm
tx

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26 Sep 2014 06:07 #2 by Kmd (Keith mc donagh)
Hi, what are the rest of your perameters like? 1300+ mag does not sound bad to me. What number are you aiming for?

I did read somewere that zoas do not like it added to the display tank, but cant remember were :blink:

Maybe try dosing less? Or adding mag to your new mix of saltwater before you do a change?

Also what salt do you use?

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27 Sep 2014 11:30 #3 by iknowkungfu (chris)
ya think zoes dont like neat mag added to tank ya good thought might add the extra mag to the salt mix because i only do a small weekly water change from now on. I use the o2 ocean from DD think mags are on box around 1340, My tank is mainly zoes and a few lps but might have to cater for the zoes when changing para.
thnks

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27 Sep 2014 20:29 #4 by Kmd (Keith mc donagh)
Your welcome. Zoas and a few lps would't use much mag, or at least so little that water changes would keep it good. Is mag droping in your tank?

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02 Oct 2014 19:15 #5 by iknowkungfu (chris)
sorry so late getting back to you yes mags were dropping but think that was before my weekly small water changes keeping up with them so things should even balance out in a few weeks the only thing i add now is the alk buffer

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03 Oct 2014 21:32 #6 by Kmd (Keith mc donagh)
Ya alk drops very easy in my system to. Then the calcium started to drop a couple of weeks after that. And my mags stay fine with water changes. But then again not every tank acts in the same way.

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