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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am using a gravity drip to dose kalk from a one gallon jug. I am doing about 3 drips every 10 seconds to replace evaporated water. From everything I read it should be at a faster drip rate so I should maybe try increasing evaporation. Also, I started with one teaspoon/gallon and thinking of...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys and girls, I have a 125 gallon tank and have just recently begun thinking about dosing with lime water after hearing such great things about it. I have a 25 gallon holding tank for all of my RO/DI water. I currently lose about a gallon and a half per day. Should I just add however...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! Been gone for quite some time. Been lurking for the past week or two and I like the new look... Anyways, here's my problem. The mineral consumption in my tank has finally increased to the point where I would like to start using an automatic doser of some type to keep up with my...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    How do I lower PH.. my PH is going from 8.3(during night) to 8.5/6 (during day) ... is this normal or how can I lower it down.... Note: I have light ON at my refugium during night only and it goes off when my aquarium light comes on.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have been battleing a brown (algae) for over 6 months now. I can do a water change and a surface siphon and within hours the brown stuff starts showing up on my substrate...readers digest version of my tank is as follows....90 gal reef. NNR, protein skimmer and VHO(fairly new lights, within 3...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    my ph is always on the low side.. and my alk is pretty good.. anyone know any methods of just increasing the ph? would a kalk drip do this without raising the alk?
  7. 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...
  8. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    hey I'm heading to Daytona today does anyone know of any neat shops down that way?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Using my own inline RO/DI water supply. If have algae means have phosphates, then how do most you pro's eliminate phosphates? Water changes to bring out algae on glass faster after each glass cleaning. Have calc reactor, skimmer, etc... What is the secret to eliminating phosphates?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am dosing kalkwasser in my auto top offs from a deltec stirrer and I also have a Koralin 3002 calcium reactor running as well. I have noticed a slight decrease in my PH and also my alk is down from 10DKh to 7DKh and seems to be decreasing as time goes on. I have been reading that Running...
  11. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I know I've complained about this for a while now and this seems to be an ongoing problem. My tank and EVERYTHING in it is just completely covered with brown algae. I'm starting to think I need someone who's been at this longer than me to come over and see if I'm missing something on my system...
  12. 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...
  13. nano build off 2008
    jph's 24G aquapod HQI okay, time to edit my 1st post, and give some factual information, instead of me rambling and guessing at what i'll do. the plan still remains that i'll be moving my 90 into this 24. but not everything will fit, ofcourse. most of the rock will be up for grabs :)...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    For the past several months I have been dealing with cyano on my sand and on my rock. I was using tap water which in my opinion must have caused it. I have a 20 gallon tank with no sump that has been running for about 10 months. My flow is pretty strong (hydor korolia and a maxijet900 with...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm dripping Kalk now and I have my Calcium at 440! I think the limit is 460 however 420ppm is just right? Is this right? Also I have the kent doser and I have been shaking the jug like twice a day and kalk still settle at the bottom. I think this is normal because I shook it up for like day...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    why is cyano getting worse on the sand bed AFTER i started running a skimmer ? its got alot of waste out almost 1 cup in less than 2 weeks, but cyano appears to be getting worse down at the very bottom of the tank, & the sand bed only, i just cleaned the entire thing & it was gone for over a...
  17. 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...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have been trying for a while to raise my ph. It is constantly at 7.8. I've tried adding buffer. Seems to help short term. added an air pump to help balance co2 and oxygen. Removed half of my glass lid and replace with egg crate. nothing seems to help. here are some tank specs. 46g, with...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
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