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...
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
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?
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...
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]!!!!!!!
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...
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?
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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.
alright I will start off by giving you my miserable stats.
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...
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...