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aquarium pharmaceuticals test kits

  1. Tank Specs
    Hello there. I have a 55 Gallon glass tank overflowing to a wet dry sump. In my sump I have a coralife super skimmer that outlets into my home made refugium. I have ran an overflow back from the refugium to the sump in case the return pump cannot keep up with the skimmer pump but really they...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Any body have a good test kit! for alk, & cal, If so what is it??? :arg:
  7. 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~
  8. 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...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    what are some good multi or master kits that r easy to use ?