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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So my Alkalinity is low what is the best way to bring it up and keep it there. I have herd of adding Baking Soda to the top off water. Does this work? Should I do a large water change? If so how much should I change? I have a 72 gal bow front with a 30 gal refug. Nitrite 0 ppm Nitrate 0 ppm...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I got some questions on exactly how you do wc to cause a less stress as possible. Here is how I do mine please if you do something different: 1. Fill up trash can about 15g 2. Add PH 3. Add salt till its 1.025 4. Add heater Here is what I'm not sure about but never had any problems: 5. Add...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Here's a couple new shots of my tank Current parameters Temp 77.8 f Salinty 1.023 (currently raising this, had a little mishap with the skimmer and the ATO system) Ph 8.17 ORP 366 Calcium 410 Alk 9 dkh
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a friend that has been having problems with his tank he has a 150 and a 75 his alk has been 15dkh for the last few weeks and calcium of 450ish...I just tested for him using Salifert....what can he do to bring this alk down to 8-9 dkh???? I guess iv'e never seen high alk without a low...
  5. Margaritaville
    Good Morning All!:wavey: It's the beginning of my 12 day week:cry:
  6. General Reef Discussion
    1.) Buy the Hood from LRN (done) 2.) Buy skilter 400 ( other reasons for this.. relax guys)**1 3.) Buy 50# of Marco Rock - epoxy the rocks with plenty of swim throughs, places for coral and easy to clean around 4.) Fill the tank and fire it off.. let it cycle. 5) begin the build on...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I noticed about a month ago I was loosing PE? so I did a check of my calcium and noticed it around 350 and my alk was stable at 8dkh...keep in mind I have had a reactor for about 6 months now(never adding calcium to the tank relying on the reactor) I know dumb on my part...but would this...
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    Anyone ever use a titration chlorine test kit? Similar to how we test for calcium/alk. I have a hard time using the yellow color test kit. Just curious if anyone has used one and what their opinion is. They're kinda pricey so I don't know if it's worth it. Also, do you know if we can use our...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Do you have to add this product daily like the bottle says or can I add it less often?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, my tank is finally headed in the path that I want. I'll be mounting my 250W halide tomorrow, adding my rock rack courtesy of FlyGuy next week, and finished cooking the rock in 6 weeks. I want to start dabbling in some SPS frags along with the few LPS I currently have. I'm going to...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I went to the lfs and gave the saleslady my water to test. Here are the results. Salinity 1.8 she said that is low add salt Ph 8.0 nitrate 30 better than I thought nitrite 0 ammonia 0 alk 2.5 I think. I did the test myself here and thats what it looks like to me I have no idea if thats good or...
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    Which LFS (or individual) sell the best salt (price/quality)? please advice. thx AC
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, new here and new to the world of SW tank. I bought a 24 gal. Nano cube & stand. I have it running w/ live sand and live rock. The store guy said I could add a fish in one week but all the reading on here & the book I bought says one month minimum. Should I add anything else to help...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I know that its my responsibility to research, and I will, but first I need to whine. I measured my dkh and calcium last week and it was 11 and 260 respectively. so I used the kents two part additive as per label instructions, and after a week measured again. it then was 9 and 240. Okay, I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    ...on livestock for my 52 gal (48"L x 21"H x 12"D) fish & softie tank. 35# of LR (I need more LR and will be adding soon), 1/2" of LS, 400W of VHO's. Currently have: (2) turbo snails (4) margarita snails (5) red leg reef hermits (5) cerith snails (1) chromis Fish & invert I am thinking of...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    hey all, I have a 150 tall (48x24x30). I have a 100 gallon sump with a 39" tall DIY kalk reactor hooked into my auto top off. I have a dual 400watt 14k MH. My tank has 2 overflows with the returns split in two and driven by a Little Giant pump (~1200GPH). I have an via aqua ph which I am...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I needed some supplies, so I went to petco. Normally I get really dumb answers to my questions....they sound scripted. Today...this young gal tells me...."I'm required to tell you this...." and she tells me some stuff, then, she says..."That's bull$h!P......here's the truth" WOW, an honest Petco...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    What would you rate the AquaC remora MJ1200 and does anyone know a website where i can get a nano like 30- 40 gallon tank built with a Wetdry skimmer/ sump but not on the back like at the buttom of the set also anyone know good CAL/ALK test kits ?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Sorry---long thread, but I just thought I'd share some new info about what I've done to my 30 gallon reef tank. Just yesterday, I bought a 150 gallon capacity wet/dry filter with "in-house" protein skimmer and hooked it up. It took a while to set up, but I finally figured it out--the worst...
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