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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My ph is low 8.0 Id like to raise it since i dont feel comfortable with that low of a ph. also i think my xenia would do better in a higher ph also. So id like to start adding kalkwasser, not the drip method, but in my top off water. I top off a gallon or two a day, so how much kalkwasser would...
  2. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Just curious what you are using, what size tank you have, and how much of a SPS load you have??? Currently I have about 350g with six 5" colonies and about twenty-five 3" or less frags. I do a weekly 40g water change and only use a kalk reactor to keep things in check. Everything is somewhat...
  3. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    well I'm about out of 2 part and have been considering if I want to buy more or drip Kalk - yesterday I was told by an LFS owner that kalk doesn't replace 2 part as they are 2 different things. That I would need to use both and that a lot of reefers mistakenly only used one or the other. are...
  4. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    hey I'm heading to Daytona today does anyone know of any neat shops down that way?
  5. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    So, since I re-setup my aquarium everything is looking great and has colored up nicely. However, after the hair algae outbreak from the past, I no longer have any coraline algae. So, I wanted to see if any of you who have so much of the stuff that you're constantly having to scrape it off your...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    What's everyone doing for dripping Kalk? I have a half-gallon container with an airline coming out of the bottom and a small valve to adjust the drip rate. Problem is, the kalk seems to quickly clog the valve so I have to keep opening it. Eventually, it gets clogged to the point where it has...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 25 pH 8.0ish Ca 500 alk 2.86 I added seachem marine buffer to raise pH and alk just now
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Is it necessary to do both of these things and do they complement each other or act against one another?? Why would one do both? as i continue to stock my new 180 I plan on dosing homemade 2-part to maintain cal, alk...but I see where some people also still dose Kalk along with the 2 part...can...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey all. I've been lurking for a while and recently started posting. I purchased a really colorful piece of Fiji to add to my 29gallon. I scrubbed it and managed to get rid of a crab that was hitchhiking, but I missed a fairly big aiptasia that lived through the process. I'd like to get rid...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    History: I was originally doing a FOWLR so I was using Instant Ocean Salt. Well a friend took me to a Frag swap and I picked up come corals. Since I’m now heading to a reef I switched to Reef Crystals. I picked up a Salfert Ca Test kit and my Calcium was 210 (Very Low), so I start mixing...
  11. NFMAS Members only
    How much is too much for Alk? I think mine might be a touch too high (like around 10.6). Is there a way to lower it?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am continuing to have a ph drop in my aquarium. I have a 75 gallon, with about 35 pounds of live rock, two Maxi Jet 1200 Powerheads, Proteing Skimmer rate for 100 gallons. I use sea chem marine buffer help get ph to 8.3. My ph is stable for a few days then drops. It is getting...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So I was at the LFS and he was showing me of all these supplements he puts in once or twice a week by the brand Kent, like iron, iodine, calcium, strontium & molybdenum ect.. I've read online that allot of people swear that you only need to drip Kalkwasser. On the other hand I read a great...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm having issues with my pH--no matter what I do it won't raise. At one point it was around 7.8-7.9 in the morning and slowly rose over the couse of the day to about 8.2 max. Now, it's about 7.6 in the a.m., and rarely goes above 8.0 at night. We're using the buffer and nothing is...
  15. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    For those that use a kalk reactor which one do you use?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I just wanted to know how many people use kalkwasser and how many use 2 part and the pros and cons of them.
  17. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    For those who dose 2-part what brand do you use are do you make your own? thanks
  18. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well gang we have started the year off pretty well so far ( i think we did anyway) with some nice topics with many asking ans answering. FYI. the bi-weekly ( or longer) is for everyone. please if you have a question about the topic just jump in! Water balance..... Function: noun : the ratio...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I just moved this tank in and have some water questions. First off, here are the tests I did: NO2 - 0 NH3 - 0 ph - 8.5ish no3 - 20 did a 10gal water change and brought this down from 30 kH - 19drops off my chart I think around 330ppm CA2 - 320 I am using Instant Ocean salt What is an...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    in another thread some of you said you use Mrs. Walls lime from wal-mart? i looked today and saw mrs. walls but not lime. I've been figuring I'd need a reactor in the future for my sps. If there is another way, even cheaper way, that would be great. please tell me what you use and how it...
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