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So I’ve neglected my tank for some time due a very close loss of a love one. But to be exact like about 1.7 year and i just tested my mag 1140, alk 6.6 and Ca 320 and they aren’t pretty at all. So I was wondering how would u guy go about this. Like where would u guys start. Any advice would help. I have all 3 to dose and a dozer


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Sorry about the loss of your loved one.
Other than magnesium, alkalinity and calcium is there any other issues like algae going on in the tank? I would also test your nitrates, phosphates and salinity. Do you have any corals in your tank or is it a fish only tank? You could start by doing a few water changes or you can add some magnesium, calcium and alkalinity to raise the levels to where you want them.
 
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+1 on big paul. Would be great to share all numbers. One thing for sure alk definitely needs to be bumped up but slowly because if it’s too fast of a swing, it can cause other problems.
 
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Can i dose slowing to raise? I heard that if mag goes up it affects my calcium?


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Can i dose slowing to raise? I heard that if mag goes up it affects my calcium?


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Slowly raise your magnesium levels over a couple days and then raise you calcium levels over a few days. Lastly slowly raise your alkalinity to your desired level.
What size tank do you have? What products are you going to use to raise your levels?
 
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B-ionic, and brightwell mag.

Tank is a 42g cadlight plus sump 60g total

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