Win a Hanna Instruments Calcium Checker Colorimeter!
Calcium is an essential building block for corals, clams and coralline algae.
This week we are giving away a Hanna Instruments Calcium Checker Colorimeter (a $49.99 value!) so you can easily and accurately measure the calcium level in your...
I did my tests tonight and I have a question:
When I did my calcium test it didn't change colour. I did it twice just to make sure I didn't mess it up but same result, so that makes the reading 0.
Do I need to do anything?
Need to add some KH buffer but apart from that everything else...
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.
Saying, if the testing solutions are still around five years after you've purchased...
I just ran all tests on my 180 and the calcium is now an issue as well. It tested for nearly 600 ppm. My alk is low and I am having trouble raising it. All corals look fine, but I need to get this issue in check. I dont think its the test kit since everything else tested fine.
How are Alk and...
Hi everyone :wavey:
I'm setting up a 12g nano reef tank and I had a question (big surprise huh :))
anywhooo,, my question is about cycling the tank, is there a guide out there that could tell me the rules of this procedure?
I want to do everything very slowly and take my time with this...
Instant Ocean Saltwater
ReefMaster Test Kit
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...
Red Sea Test Labs Master Reef Lab
Why Test For Nitrate?
Nitrate (NO3-) is produced in the aquarium by the biological filter. Beneficial bacteria in the biological filter convert toxic ammonia and nitrite into nitrate. A high nitrate level indicates a buildup of fish waste and organic...
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals KH/Carbonate and Calcium Test Kits
KH/Carbonate Test Kit
What is Carbonate Hardness?
Carbonate hardness (also known as alkalinity) is the measure of carbonate and bicarbonate ion concentrations dissolved in water. These minerals are present in municipal, well, and...
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Reef Master Liquid Test Kit
Warning: Several of the included solutions are harmful and require precautions to be taken for your safety. Please make sure to read included instruction manual before working with these solutions.
Calcium Test Instructions
Why Test for...
OK, after the algae explosion, I stopped dosing like I was told I needed to, and got a calcium tester. . and it seems if I used the darn thing right, that I have lots of calcium(it took forever to turn the water blue).
The water is out of limestone well, so that might be why.. .
my alk/dKH kit came in today...the LFS guy tested his tank..it came to 8dKH wich is good.. 8-12 is where it should be...mine........IS AT 4 !!!!!! i tested several times & both tanks..its 4....his tested the SAME way at 8...am i still doing something wrong ?
1. How did it get this Low!?!?
OK, I'm at a loss here. Two days ago I filled my tank with 22 of 27gal of RO water (TDS = 2) and mixed the salt per the bags specs to get in the neighborhood of 1.021-23. I immediately noticed the change in clarity, but figured it needed to mix. I let it aerate overnight @ ~1000gph...no...
FOR SALE – COMPLETE 125 GALLON REEF SETUP - $2250
PICKUP ONLY – Stewartstown, PA17363
Familiar story, I’m downsizing to a smaller freshwater tank due to $$$$. So I’m selling my 125 gallon reef tank ‘as-is’, pickup only. I’ve got no desire to sell individual components, so it’s a package deal...
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...
Well since I finally got my first coral I decided that I would finally get my Calcium levels good.
I will admit its been a long time since ive checked it.
I knew my calcium was low
so like a dummy I just added calcium and one hour later i checked the results
so i checked my dKH at...
Hello! So I'm still a newbie - and I get all of my water from my LFS... he has tested my water for me constantly, but I've come to realize that I need to get and learn how to use my own testing kits... I know - I should have done it long ago - but my LFS told me I didn't need to - that I should...
Is there anyone out here that uses this test kit?
The instructions are very vague. When i am tritating and counting the drops it says to count the drops until test vial turns blue.
Ok, i can get it to turn from pink to a purple-blue but not a clear blue. Are they referring to a clear blue? or...