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  1. Reefing Equipment
    I installed new SpectraPure RO/DI system and then added extra DI unit. My TDS meter measures about 10-15ppm at the input of my first DI cartridge and 0 at the output. I just measured PO4 in my RO/DI water and discovered that it is about 0.1ppm, which is bad. How do I improve my water ? Thanks.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    How many of y'all just run straight pure water or water with a little bit of taste? Meaning no RO membrane just DI (also maybe a UV light as an extra stage). I am just asking, because I decided to just run DI. No, RO membrane with my system just the canisters needed for DI. I am doing just DI...
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    Ok, so I've been buying RO/DI water to top my tank off between water changes from my LFS for $0.50/gal. I'm considering just buying a unit to skip the hassle of buying 5 gals every couple weeks, and so I could just mix my own SW rather than buying that too ($1.00/gal). My question is what...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    What is lugoils solution and has anyone heard of supplement there tank with vit. C ??:confused:
  5. General Reef Discussion
    so i went to my lfs and got tests and my Nitrate was at 27 how do i lower that to 0
  6. Tank Progress Animated

    Animated picture of the progress of my tank during the first 6 months.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    As you know I purchased a used ORP controller on ebay 2 weeks ago. Since it was used I decided to get some Milwaukee Electrode rinse solution.(milwauke recomends using every 6 weeks) I spend 16 bucks on it after shipping, this was a steal because some web sites cost 2 times as much. Just got it...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    whats up guys ... i still new to this hobby and wanted to know some terms on things... whats RO/DI water or something like that. thanks
  9. General Reef Discussion
    :) I love this site, I can ask my stupid little questions knowing I won't be yelled at. So I am about to start curing some rock. It came from a crashed system. It has been sitting in his carport for quite some time now. I have scrubbed it under warm running water. Am about to get the tub...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I finally broke down and bought a new toy for the tank... now the big question is what is it?????? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Went to drug store and saw tech... iodine, 2% sodium, 47% achohol ? Is this the kind I can use to dose ? Or is the achohol a problem ? Thanks!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am having a terrible time with nitrates... My ammonia is 0, nitrites are 0, but nitrates are over 100! I've done massive water changes every other day for over a week and they remain over 100 even after a change... I'm using dionized water bought from the store... I have live rock and sand...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    well when i was starting my new tank i think i used some tap water instead of my deionized water i keep some tap on hand to help with cleaning all in the same buckets later when i went back to cleaning so nets etc. my freshwater bucket was gone so how much of a problem is using that fresh...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have been using the the municipal tap water from Baltimore City/County for the since last July 05. My basic params like Ammonia, Nitrites have always been 0ppm. Nitrates even with the Deionized water filter used to be at 10ppm. Now my nitrates are 0ppm. I used this Amquel stuff to...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so it is possible to not change your water? If your skimmer is good, and if its "overrated" enough, wont it take everything harmful out? IT have a 60g with a skimmer rated for 125 (a coralife superskimmer). Not necessarily my case, but in general, is it possible to never have to change...
  16. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    I am going to get the QT tomorrow and start filling it. If I can get it all setup by the end of the week and the clowns are still hanging on, I will get them in there and see what i can do. I was thinking about it and decided just to use some nice new water for the tank instead of the water in...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Started a 29 Gal tank with about 20# of rock. Tank cycled and struggled through my first dilema with much help from the members (hippo tang selection was not the smartest and lighting was subpar). Quickly became overwhelmed. Anyway, please let me start fresh (?) Facts: 29 Gal, 15# +- Live...
  18. TCMAS
    Hello people I have red algae growing on my sand, how do I get rid of this it seems that with the lights off it is not as bad. Is my flow not good enough I have 2 maxi jet 1200 in there it is a 75 gallon Thanks
  19. Atlanta Reef Club
    A while ago I started noticing significant hair algae growth in my tank. I posted on here about it and was given a number of pieces of advice. All of them good from what I could tell. I was told the following: 1. Check your skimmer! So I did. The skimmer was working fine, but when I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I am both new to the forum and very new to saltwater. I have a 120 gal. tank on order. Right now that is all I have. I want to set up a reef tank. I am going to start off with a 105 pounds of Marshall LR. I am thinking about have a bed of 1/2 LS and the other of crushed coral. As far as coral...
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