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  1. General Reef Discussion
    About a year ago (still young and dumb into sw) I was talked into purchasing a NH4 test kit at my LFS. They were on sale for $0.99. This seems awesome to me since retail on it was 12.99. I was going to check my levels tonight (I check all once in a great while) and noticed that the LFS had...
  2. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    This is probably a newbie question, but I've never had this problem before. As some of you know, I've been having some algae issues and some brain issues in my nano. It a AP24 with a Coralife 96W PC, a Magnum HOT, and 2 Hydror Nanos. Anyhwoooo, I have a nicely manicured lawn on the right side...
  3. Instruction manuals
    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate Test Kits Ammonia Test Instructions Why test for Ammonia? Fish continually release ammonia (NH3) directly into the water through their gills, urine, and solid waste. Uneaten food and other decaying organic matter also add ammonia to the...
  4. Instruction manuals
    pH Test Instructions Saltwater pH Test Instructions Why Test pH? 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. Marine fish and invertebrates require a pH between 8.2 and 8.4. Maintaining the aquarium at...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Is this a decent test kit? http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem~idProduct~HG17860.html I had an ammonia test kit but as I was testing tonight I was squeezing the 11 drops of regement 1 in and the top popped off and it dumped all over :mad: Anyway so now I need to order a new test kit, and...
  6. Freshwater Discussion
    soi was thinking of doing a fresh water tank again and was wondering.... 1) is a drilled tank with overflows as healthy for fresh as it is for salt? 2) is a wet/dry the better way to go with a drill tank or is a plain sump with just a sock for debri better? i want to do a regular fresh...
  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 everyone, I am new to these forums and I am glad to say that I finally decided to take up this great (but expensive) hobby. I went down to my local salt water store ( Tropical Fish Haven ) and purchased a 24gal Aquapod with the 150w Metal Halide, they had a unit in the front and I...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    My ammonia is too high......My tank has been setup for over 2 months and it only has l/r in it. No fish,corals,or inverts. I just did a w/c and its still reading too high. How long does it take for ammonia to lower after a w/?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I got the tank setup (75 Gal) with the lights, powerheads , heater and fresh water running in it. The salt will be in today The sand tomorrow and the Live rock (only 45 lbs) the next day Friday Who makes (and where can I get it) a good test kit. Its the "Red Sea Test Labs Master Reef Lab"...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    See what happens when Whiskey comes to visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Back story to make it cute... My 6 yr old son has wanted a saltwater tank in his room since we put ours up in the living room. He has read endless conversations about tank set up with Whiskey & I and when he found out he was coming he...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    After reading other posts on here I think my canister filter is to blame. No carbon in there, just the sponge filter and the bio ceramic tubes. Right now my tank is 2 months old with 3 hermit crabs in there. All other levels are good (by the jungle dip stick) I'm skimming but not much is...
  13. Nano Reefs
    He there, this is my first time posting here. Been reading for awhile and had reef tanks many years ago. Decided to get back into it with a 2.5 pico. Here is my question please. I added live rock and sand a little over a week ago and had expected to not see any activity on th Ammonia test kit...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, So I have two clowns (~1.5"), one foxface rabbitfish (~2") & one blue tang (~1") that must go into QT from an ich outbreak - grrr. My QT is 10 gallons, never really expected to have to put all four in there. Is this going to be doable? That's a lot of fish in a 10g tank...
  15. TCMAS
    After a long battle with algae I took out 90% of my rocks and cooked them for about 8 weeks took down my tank and drilled it got everything back up and running now for about 2-3 weeks and I am back in the same place I started I have algae growing like mad and I am getting PIS*ED and thinking of...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    ok so i am really sure that i asked this before..but i cant seem to find it and i was going to order some tests that way i dont have to travel 30 mins to the pet store to get my water tested so again... what tests to i need to get and wheres a good link to them.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Well I bought 3 green chromis last Tuesday. Guess what 7 days later 2 are dead. Waste of money. Went to a different LFS as well. This is after a month ago buying 2 clowns that lasted 3 days. Tank can not support fish so its coming down when the last chromis dies. This probably will...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Yesterday I posted a thread " fish death somethings wrong". Today I moved the seio to see if the colts would open up they haven't. I went to the movies all my fish were fine I come home and my two fire fish are missing in action. I can't see them no where in the tank. I put a little food in to...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    For some reason ALL my turbos seem sick. They have all been sitting in the same position now for almost a week. I have astreas too and they seem to be moving around but the turbos aren't. I have had some alkalinity fluctuations as I adjusted my CA reactor and I had to raise my salinity up a...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I would like to know how long test kits lasts. I have been using the same Aquarium Pharm Saltwater Master test kits for over a year and I want to know how long do kits last before they begin to degrade? Are the chemicals still good after a year? Can anyone make a recommendation on some...
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