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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've been studying this hobby for 12+ months before ever getting the tank wet, and after searching for all the threads about trace ammonia after cycling, I never once saw this. So is it just me? 8 weeks into the cycle I've got A/N/N at 0.25/0/25 - ammonia never got lower. Took a sample to the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I tested a little bit on the ammonia side, and added a litttle Seachem Prime to the tank for the day. I plan on a 15 gal water change tonight and removing of my carbon in my phosban reactor. But I noticed my Zoo's closed up immediately after adding Prime. My question is: anyone had any...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 29 gallon glass reef tank that has finished cycling for about 2.5 weeks now. ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate are 0, but i cant seem to raise my PH. It is at 7.8. i ahve 46 pounds of live rock and 3 inch live sand bed. I have a aqua c remora hang on skimmer, a rema canister filter, and...
  4. TCMAS
    my SPS won't polyp and my softies (blastos, gorgoians, xenia leather) will not open!!! ti in a 60 gal tank with a 150 gal rubbermaid sump 200lbs of LR 1 250W blueline 14k bulb here are the tests NH4 0 ppm aquarium pharmaceuticals test kit NO2 0 ppm aquarium pharmaceuticals test kit NO3<...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    set up my 29 Gallon OCeanic nano tank about 4 weeks ago using all the live rock and water from my friend's already established tank. I used Aquarium Pharmaceuticals test kit to test my water. Ammonia and Nitrite are all 0ppm...However, my nitrates are ski high at 150ppm! I was surprised when I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    What is the trick to bringing Calcium levels down to a desirable level? I've tried water changes several times now, and it doesn't seem to come down to what my test kit says is a desirable level. It stays about 3 levels above that desired point. I can't seem to get coralline algae to take off...
  7. TCMAS
    I have battled red slime algae for months now. Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Phosphate ALL 0. Salinity 1.024 temp 79-81. Calcium around 450. Weekly to biweekly 20% water changes. actnic lighting on for 12 hours. daylight on for 10. Is that too much light. PC lighting. Good water flow. Not good...
  8. 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...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    :lol: I just don't get it. I'm not a scientist. I have read all sorts of stuff here and just cant seem to help myself. So I am asking all you smart people for HELP!!! I just finely got my alkalinity test. Red Sea. The water test I did came out really blue which I guess means according to the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone! Attention chemistry experts: I cannot keep my calcium level up and pH down. I've read that maybe these are needed (either a Ca reactor or kalkawasser drip). I don't have either and have been adding Ca and pH buffer manually. Does anyone here think that either of these are...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I was just told that my aquarium pharmaceuticals test kits are not that accurate by a guy at the LFS. So, what kits would you all recommend? I have a 46 gal w/live rock and I hope to be adding some damsels pretty soon. Eventually, I will be getting all the other inverts. Are there...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I just tested my Carbonate Hardness/Alkalinity for the first time ever. I am getting a reading that according to the charts that came with the kit is way out of wack! Im reading a alkalinity of 320 mg/l plus. My kit states it should be between 125-179 mg/l ? My ph is low usually...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Any body have a good test kit! for alk, & cal, If so what is it??? :arg:
  14. Topic of the Week Archive
    Which ones do we really need? what make a test kit a good one? What do LFS test for? is this enough? G~
  15. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    So i have a barebottom 55 and suspect i have some phosphates. I dont have an RO/DI or a fuge but I need to know what phosphate does. It is my understanding that high phosphate levels prevent uptake of calcium by coral and increases algae. does it have any effect on coralline? What else...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I think I'm in some kind of a downward spiral with water chemistry... I've struggled with Nitrate levels in excess of 50 since I started this tank about three years ago. On occasion (before water changes), I'd see levels of 110. I've been reading threads about nitrate levels, and after...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    my calcium levels is up to 560, good or bad for corals? they say it should be kept at around 400...is that why my shrewms aren't blooming big like in my lfs aquarium ? how would i get that number down to 400?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    what are some good multi or master kits that r easy to use ?
  19. Atlanta Reef Club
    A couple of months back ( maybe more) there was a post about a company that was coming out with a new salt mix and was giving away a free sample. I went to their website and signed up and have never recieved anything. I don't remember the name of the company and couldn't find the old thread...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    RE: ugly, ugly diatoms It seems that after I did my water change yesterday, the sandbed looks a little better. Also, I looked at my LR when my lights came on about 10 minutes ago, and it looks like the coraline is taking over the nasty, brown algae. I'm assuming this is good? The on-line...
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