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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I sent an e-mail out to API, Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, asking them about the "life span" of their testing solutions... This was touched on in another thread, I can't find it right now. e-mail Response: Saying, if the testing solutions are still around five years after you've purchased...
  2. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Does our club have T-shirts made up???
  3. Instruction manuals
    Instant Ocean Saltwater ReefMaster Test Kit pH Test Range: 7.8 to 8.6 Use: Monitor pH and identify the need for water changes or the addition of buffer to maintain proper pH. In addition to nitrate, aquarium nitrification (conditioning) also produces acid. The acid depletes buffers and results...
  4. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea Test Labs pH and Alkaline Tests Introduction to pH & Alkalinity The pH is a very important parameter in the biology of aquatic organisms. It is a measure of the acidity or basicity of the water. The scale runs from zero to 14. Zero is the most acidic, 7 is neutral and 14 is the most...
  5. Instruction manuals
    Seachem Saltwater Basic Test Kits Reef Special Kit Instructions for Phosphate Test Fill sample pipette to base of bulb with aquarium water to be tested. Dispense into a test cavity of the test plate. Add one drop of Phosphate Reagent 1. Add 2 drops of Phosphate Reagent 2. Stir briefly with...
  6. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea 5-in-1 Master Test Kit For Marine Aquariums Why test for pH and Alkalinity? pH is the measure of acidity of water. A pH reading of 7.0 is neutral, a pH higher than 7.0 is alkaline, and a pH lower than 7.0 is acidic. The ability of water to withstand changes in pH is called buffering...
  7. Emergency Info , MSDS and instructions
    Okay gang. as pointed out by ScruffyRubicon and seconded by marineduud. an area of Reef MSDS and i am thinking a instructuion manual area is a good idea. lets look at our reef equipment and things for or in our tank. the example for all of this was the OZONE accident. ScruffyRubicon gave this...
  8. Nano Reefs
    Hello all, i really have NO CLUE what i'm doing or how to do it or what to get. I have read around but i am just lost. I am going to purchase a 20 gallon tank tonight. I need to know what else to buy. I'm looking to get a nano reef like this one...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone use this kit? I have a question about the instructions, step 2 it says to add 1 drop of alkalinity reagent. stir briefly. continue adding drops(count the drops) and stirring until color turns from blue to yellow. Are you suppose to count the first drop, or do you start counting the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    What kind of tests are you using.
  11. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I think I may have a flow/circulation problem and really not sure what to do. As you know I od'd my tank with alk...I have been allowing it to fall on its own (after w/c's)...the alk just really wasn't/isn't coming down. The water in the sump falls into a sock, so its got air being introduced...
  12. General classifieds
    We are taking down our 180g reef. Below is a price for everything we have. The tank is an in wall tank , so no stand. Everything is OBO and we will ship equipment at buyers expense. Nothing live will be shipped. Serious offers only. We are parting our but live stuff must be sold first. 5inch...
  13. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    We are taking down our 180g reef. Below is a price for everything we have. The tank is an in wall tank , so no stand. Everything is OBO and we will ship equipment at buyers expense. Nothing live will be shipped. Serious offers only. We are parting our but live stuff must be sold first. 5inch...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    What is better...Coralife or Instant Ocean Salt Mix???? Thanks!
  15. General Reef Discussion
    If you happen to use the Salifert Alk Test kit, you should be aware that a few batches of reagent have been shown to produce erroneously high alkalinity readings. The batches are: 1106-C and 1106-F I just bought a new Salifert Alk Test kit yesterday, and the reagent was batch 1106-F. I got...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone, My tank is 3 1/2 years old & lately my PH keeps droping off to 7.6 / 7.8. This started after I bought a new RO/DI. I do 10% water changes weekly. Should I use baking soda to bring the PH up & how much at a time....or any other ideas. I'm thinking this because Kent DKH...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Here is what I am doing: Add 4ml to the container Add two drops of resolution dye to container Swirl for a second Draw 1.0 ml into syringe with tip on Slowly, continually add dropwise while swirling, until blue changes to Orange/red - pink color Read syringe with tip still on Question...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    What should our calcium and alkalinity be? Just added zoas and hammer coral. Last test it was CA: 390 Alk: 2.3
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I ordered a 90 gallon reef ready AGA tank today. Would've got the 75 gallon but the 90 was on sale for the same price. It should arrive in 3 days. It's official, the 90 gallon tank build has begun :banana:
  20. General Reef Discussion
    i have an api kh test that reads 7dkh. just bought a salifert kh test and it tested 9dkh. was a bit of confusion with the directions so i tested twice and came up with the same 9dkh. so i tested the api again.... 7dkh.:mad: do i have to go and get a 3rd brand or should i just believe the...
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