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  1. T-Red's 20 Gallon Reef

    Trumpet Coral and Crocea Clam
  2. Purple Montipora digitata 10-10-07

    brown / purple monti digi as of 10-10-07
  3. General Reef Discussion
    My calcium is around 350. what is a good way or product to help raise it?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    so i did a "quick" visit to the LFS over the weekend. picked up some IO salt, a Fluval 2 plus filter (using this to power my two phosban reactors - replaced filter media with polyfilter - that will be replaced regularly) and a bunch of test kits. now, i know everybody loves Salifert (i only...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hello, i guess i could say i am a newbie, but i think i know just enough to keep me in trouble :D here are my testing results can you all tell me if they seem okay and if any of them i really dont need to test somethings. thanx in advance :D SG - 1.024 Ph - 8.4 Iodide - 0.04 / 0.05 ppm Iodate...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I just tested my tank water and my Salifert Ph test says between 8.0 and 8.4 ( I'm thinking around 8.2 as it is much greener than 8.0 but not as green as 8.4) and my neptune systems ph probe (that I just calibrated using ph7 and ph 10 solutions) says 7.98 - 8.02. Which one should I believe?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    What is the short of the long when my alk levels drop 1meq/l in 1 day? For now I am trying to keep my alk levels steady at 4 meq/l but i am having a hell of a time. And I know its stressing stuff out. I have been using baking soda to keep it constant. Which may not be the best thing but was...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I tested my calcium today with the haggan test kit and whoaaaaaaa :arg: it waz like 580 - 600 !!!!!! PH is like 8.1 and alk is bout 2.5 Pescian residents are exhibiting normal behavior and the corals are thriving and 100% open!! Whats going on, Why, What to Do, infor pleaz [email protected]!!!!!!!
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I know you guys & gals have probably had this question before but I am going to ask anyways. Im testing with Hagen master test kit, my calcium level has been stuck at 220-250 and I can t seem to get it up. I have read alot about alkalinaty and how that effects calcium but dont quite...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I just got a hegen clacium test kit and it wont work right. I am adding all 3 of the liquids to it and it turns then it says to keep adding the third bottle until it turns violet. but no matter how many drops I put in it the color wont change. does any body know what the problem could be?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Phosphate--~.25 Nitrate--------5 Nitrite -------.1 Ammonia----- 0 PH -----------8.1 Calcium--520 KH--90 GH--High needless to say at least over 200 couldn't really get it to change properly. Definitly 200 or more. Although I have some nitrates,nitrites, and phosphate, these never seem to rise...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    My phosphates are always between what I say is 0 and .25. I test with a Hagen mater test kit. Also Nitrites are always appearing to be ~.1 and nitrates closer to ~5 than 0. Ammonia is always 0 however. I know it is hard to match colors but they don't ever appear at 0. Also they never...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    is there a way to bring the ph up other than just adding buffer to the makeup water can i do a drip or somethink like that??? thx
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I recently purchased the SeaChem Marine Basic test kit (pH, alkalinity, free/total ammonia, nitrite, nitrate) and the SeaChem Reef Special test kit (phosphate, silicate, iodide and iodine). So far I have been happy with them but I don't have experience with any other brands. Is SeaChem is good...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    hope someone can help here... i've checked all the archives and done the research. with that said. i'm using a hagen test kit for both. my kh is 160/ppm= 8.96 dkh my ca is 320. i've been using kent tech cb 2 part. now the ideal dkh for a reef is between 8-12, Right? with ca at 400ppm the ideal...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    hey all...srorry for the long post...still a newbie the tank has been up and running for a little over 2 months now...all levels were within a good range. started dosing alk and calc. buffer and calc. levels were constant at about 400ppm for a week or so and just recently dropped off to about...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am an obsessive. I've read all the books, I read all the posts on here, a do regular water changes, I use R/O water, I test my water, I have live rock, etc. But I'm ready to throw the whole thing out the window. I've been keeping freshwater since I was a child and I consider myself a true...
  18. Atlanta Reef Club
    What is this green, hairy algae and how do I get rid of it. It has taken over one piece of LR. I harvest it during my water changes, but it isn't doing much. My water parameters are normal, pH = 8.2-8.3, Alkalinity = 5.5 meq, NH3 = 0, Nitrites = 0, Nitrates = 5-10 ppm. Any help is appreciated.
  19. General Reef Discussion
    alright I will start off by giving you my miserable stats. calcium 230PPM Alkalinity 2.2 Meq Magnesium 1200PPM after a whole bottle of Tech-M additions Phosphate is below .5 I have had problems with my cal/alk for awhile I beleive due to Magnesium it was low for a long period of time while i was...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi!! I just came here today.... Im Vikki. My boyfriend had this crazy idea to start a 7 gallon reef for me and i have no idea about reef tanks. I have about 10 lbs. of live rock, one snail, and a damsel. I have a small filter and the lite that came with the tank. The salinity is 1.022 and water...
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