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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've finally added several pieces of coral to my tank and started measuring the alk calc and mag. I use a Red Sea titration kit to test and ever since I started testing my the three have not changed at all. The havent gone down at all. calc is at 420 alk is around 7.6 mag is around 1350. Any...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a way to raise and buffer ph without raising alk. I was using the kents superbuffer dkh or something like that. my alk is extremely high and my ph is low. Alk 15 - 16 dkh Ph- 7.8 I want ph to around 8.2 and alk at 8-12 Its not a heavily stocked tank right now, coral wise. Im sure...
  3. Dosing and reactor equipment
    hello! ive been deliberating on an easy way to maintain alk levels without buying liquid chems every week, or adding baking soda:help::help::help:. I have a phosban in each of my tanks, but i end up needing to clean them out every week because it creats HUGE amounts of snotty slime..... a.k.a...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have most of my own test kits except for alk and calcium . I can only get api around here and wanted to get a good ones for those two. So I have a friend that has them and had him test those two for me and he sent me a text saying that my alk was 7.8 and calcium was 450 in that same text said...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi TFT, I have had some small setbacks and made some mistakes, but I am in this for the long run and want my inhabitants to do better. Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated. *** = area I need help I have a Coralife 29 gallon biocube with 25lb of live rock and 20lb of sand. I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Tested my water today and everthing looks good to me but Alk seemed low Temp: 78 Salinity: 1.025 pH: 8.2 Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 0 CA 360 Alk 6 dkh Mg 1260 I am using reef crystal which for what I have herd normally ALK run high Any thoughts?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Noticed something a little "off" in my tank recently that I am guessing is the lights as I am overdue. I bought new bulbs today. I also ran a test on the water (nitrates, nitrites, phospates, ammonia, Ph, alk, CA, temp, and salinity). Everything came with the acceptable levels listed on the test...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hey think its a bad idea to use mason jars to drip calcium and alk? hmmmm.
  9. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    In total I'm running about 270 to 280g. Ph is steady at 8.4 ca2+ is 430ppm dkh/gh/kh 6' nh3/nh4+ is 0 no-3 is 0 po3/4 is 0 no-r2 is 0. Not sure why I can't get my ca2+ down and the dkh up. I have been doing 60g water changes every other weekend and about 30g on the other weekends. The ca2+ gos...
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