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Old 08/25/2021, 10:40 AM   #1
Sohal Tang Tim
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Question Magnesium way too high!!!!!!!

Hi There...I dont know how I did it but somehow my MG level is at 1950 !!!!!!!
I did a whopping 60-70 gallon water change on 160 gallon tank and the level of MG did not drop!!!!!!!!!! WHen I measure the MG from the fresh mixed saltwater it measures 1620 (Fritz Blue Box)
Test kit is a brand new Salifert!
Salt is new also....Is 1620 not HIGH for freshly mixed saltwater??????


Can you explain?

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Old 08/25/2021, 03:44 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Sohal Tang Tim View Post
Is 1620 not HIGH for freshly mixed saltwater??????

you betcha......first thing i would do is have someone else check your water with a different test kit, preferably not salifert......

if it is 1620, I'd complain and i'll bet they will ship you out a new container of salt....

It should have come down with the water change .....something doesn't seem right....

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Old 08/26/2021, 08:38 AM   #3
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Ditto! Myself I'd be curious what reading I'd get with testing tap water of a small amount of water mixed to 1.010.

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