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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Tested my water 7days ago on my 24g nanocube and chemistry was fine. I did a water change 3days ago w/ r/o and premixed saltwater (older water), cleaned the sponges and changed carbon. I just checked my chemistry today and my parameters are all ok except now my ph is 7.8, alk 2.5 and nitrate...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    OK i have heard alot about cooking rocks. What is this? How u do it? Why do it? Does it taste good? (kidding):rotflmao:
  3. TCMAS
    I have upgraded my 29g set up to a 50g 2 wks ago. I transfered a small amount of my crushed coral and mixed some new arogonite to the new tank, making it 1/2" thick throughout. When I do my water changes do I need to siphon this bed? I siphoned my 29g because it was about 1.5-2" thick...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    A heater in my refugium melted... the thing zapped everything in there. It was probably in the water about 24 - 36 hours before I caught it. It was full of water inside when I removed it. I figure it had probably leached all kinds of bad stuff into the water, so I immediately placed 2.5 lbs of...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i will be setting up my 1st saltwater tank and am looking for some help.the fish are a 3 inch sailfin tang,neon dottyback,and a blue throat trigger about 4 inches,yeah a trigger.will these be ok together in a 75 gallon to start?the sailfin is a for sure so any ideas of some fish that would look...
  6. TCMAS
    I have never had a problem with my pH dropping below 8 until recently. It lowest drop is 7.9. I have turned off the CR, but am not sure if something else is causing it to drop? Any ideas?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have been using Kent part A & B and Kent Mag. for two months now. My KH is 12.0, Mag. 1300, pH 8.2 but my Calcium is only 310. I can't keep using the part A & B because it is going to raise my KH higher then it already is. I do a 15% about every 7 - 10 days using Instent Ocean salt. What...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I usually mix about 5gal of ASW using IO for my water changes once a week. I would like to make a drum of ASW - like a large brute trash can full so that I won't have to haul water around all the time. I have an airstone on a small pump to keep the water circulated. Would this be an...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    since i have been traveling soo much on my new job, i went ahead and connected up just about every gadget i had to this tank setup. so i took a pic of my stand with just about everything connected up, except one of the litermeter pumps. i also modified the lid to the sump, adding some qest...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    :wavey: Hey there everyone.... I am doing my first major water change. About half the water. These are probably silly questions but please bear with me. I'm new...lol. Anyway...the water is not to the right temp and I have the time tonight to do all the work. Went to the grocery store, got...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Well I finally tested (using salifert tests) my water after waiting a while for my tank to pretty much recoup after the several disasters I have run into. Anyway after testing my levels thus far are 870 for Mag, 260 for Cal, and 11.5 dkh 4.11 mq/l fot alk. What I was wondering is what I should...
  12. TCMAS
    I am looking into ordering a bunch of salt, I'm a little weak on the details but here goes....There are 5 different names/levels and of course costs for each. The top 2 are what I'm interested in. These are called BIO-SEA marinemix--and MARINE ENVIROMENT--dual phase formula. The ME sounds...
  13. Diseases,Fish
    My clown got popeye about a month ago, it's really big now. The clown still eats and the other eye is not effected. My other clown is fine too. I switched over tanks this weekend so I ws able to catch the clowns and put them in a 20g tank. They are in there now. Should I treat the tank with...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought a new pack of Kent Marine salt and mixed it with RO/DI water... after mixing it, I let it sit in the container for about 30min while I ate lunch. Then when I was done, I took a look inside and the water was pretty cloudy. I couldn't even see the bottom of the container which is...
  15. TCMAS
    A bunch....well a few....ok, ok, a couple of people have asked what I feed my tank to get the coral growth I get without adding Ca to the tank. First, I do add Ca to my tank. It comes from the salt mix, but that's it. No calcium reactor is used and kalkwasser is only added when I shoot aiptasia...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Did you ever wonder what’s in the water. How a conductivity Meter Measures Salinity. Did you ever wonder what is a conductivity meter exactly measuring in the tap water, or our freshly mixed salt water. When most of us think of conductive materials, we think of heavy metals like iron, copper...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I've posted some specs on the tank in the other section for you to refer to. So here goes: I have had reef tanks for over 6 years now with much success...that is, until the past 2 years. It all started when we moved into this new house, and decided to put the tank on the main floor, so as to...
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