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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a specific question to ask. I have bought KH Coraline Gro to facilitate Coralline growth in my tank. I have live rocks and the tank is about 1 month old and I have just introduced fish. I am already supplementing the below - Calcium - Magnesium - Strontium - Iodine - Ascent traces and...
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    Question about alk...I have a 50 cube that I have about 6 frags in. I changed about 22 gals of water about 9 days ago ( so I presumed my numbers would be pretty good.) when i tested the calcium with hanna a few days ago it tested low at 315..so I retested 300..an again 300..then used red sea and...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have seen several people here getting their parameters twisted around backwards and upside down dosing for Calcium and Alk. The Question is when do you think it is necessary to dose, what should you dose, and what should you know before you start. By when is it necessary I am...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    hey every body as some of you may know i am breaking my tank down to restart it due to real reef rock leeching phosphates and killing thousands upon thousands of dollars in live stock and i kinda want to try a calcium reactor because b ionic is just getting much to expensive i was looking at the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am sure questions like this have been asked many times but I am going to ask anyway. I have a mainly fowlr tank right now but I am starting to dabble in coral keeping. I have two frags right now. I have a small hammer frag and a zoa frag. My main display is 190 gallons with a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So my friend asked me to come over and look at his tank he recently moved all his rock around and added a bunch of frags. some of them are doing great other not so much. He seems to have a few issues going on. 90 gallon tank been up for a few years, sump/refug/ skimmer. does 15 gal water...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    I have 5 fish in a 75 gal and have posted about my high Calcium, mag and alk levels. I do a 10 gallon water change, then wait a week, then a 20 gallon change, then wait a week, etc. Could my high levels be because the elements in the salt water mix are not getting used up and so its just kind...
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    Hi all, I have had my 29g cube up and running for about 10 months now and everything has been running smoothly and stable. I test regularly for CA, Mg, and the alkalinity. My numbers have been in the following range: ALK: 7-8 KH in dKH/2.50-2.85 meq/L CA: 400-500 ppm Mg: 1270-1290 The ranges...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    are these really what people are seeing with their salt mixes? taken from this article. i heard that IO changed their mixture a bit, but i was really hoping to find a salt with a reasonable alk level. i was expecting to see around 9, not 11. these are all over the map without one that is...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, just wanted some opinions on where my alk should be for a mixed reef. The tank is lps heavy, only one softie (mushroom), 2 sps (acro & monti) and a few zoa. The rest is all lps, all of which are looking great but was wondering what my ideal alk should be as this is the first time i've...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So I have torch and galexea coral which should extend their sweepers quite often. But mine stay short. My torch sometimes sends out like 4 sweepers but never most/ all. I read on a forum that it could be because I'm not dosing Alk. How do I do this and is this correct about why they wouldn't be...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    This afternoon I returned from two weeks of vacation. I had left my tanks on auto feeders, my 90g with about 5 gal of top off water in the ATO, and I had the painter who was painting elsewhere about the house top off my 40B. Well, I came back, and naturally, tested my cal/alk in the 90. I have...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have a buddy that is into reefing and going against my advice he submerged a galvanized steel screen on his overflow box. Since then all his polyps have closed up and look horrible. They have not withered away yet, but to me they look like they are starting to turn white (this is my first time...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    As I was dosing the Alk portion of my 2-part today, I spilled way more into the tank than I wanted to, probably triple my intended dose of 5ml (I don't have a ton of coral so thats sufficient). My alk usually sits around 7.3-7.6 dKH, so if it was actually triple my usual dose, my alk is now...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have several questions. Has anyone used this product? http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/c-balance-two-little-fishies.html They say it balances Calcium, mag, alk. and strontium. It sounds too good to be true. I will look up the reviews when I get home. I just feel my tank is missing...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey folks, I have a 75g mixed reef, mostly soft corals, with some small LPS frags, and 3 SPS frags, and a 3" derasa clam. I'd consider my load medium to low. However, I've been struggling to keep my alk level up using BRS 2-part. my tank measures: 6-7 dKH 400-440 Ca I do a 15% WC every 2...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I've never had issues with alk so I'm not sure how to address this issue and the effects that it may have on my reef being low. My tank paremators: Temp 81 and I'm working on getting it lower. 1.024 Ph 8.2 Alk 7 is this dangerously low? Nh3 0 No2 0 No3 0 Calcium 440
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 1000ltr mixed reef system. (closed loop and sump). Power heads. Calcium reactor / skimmer/ 80kgs live rock. 48X 3W LEDs on 44% Temp = 25c DKH = 13 Calc = 450ppm Mag = 1320 PH = 7.78 - 7.8 Phos = 0 nitrates = 0 Salt = 1.025 My Digital PH meter has been reading 8.6 ish for a while now...
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    New guy here. Actually only 8 months into the saltwater world. Pretty much only going by the seat of my pants through the whole thing, but have been doing good so far. My situation as of right now, is I just found out that my Alk, Mag, and Cal are low. For the last 8 months, I have had no...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, newly registered, and finally need straight answers unique to my minor tank issues. 55 gal saltwater Newly cycled, 5 damsels 20+lbs love rock Will continue to add live rock when my wallet allows, and I would love to continue further progress in livestock and even add corals later...
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