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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My PH is always up high. 8.8 usually. (Source is like 7.8 ???) Should I be trying to lower this? I add calcium, purple up sometimes, but no PH/ALK buffer of any kind. These typically raise PH or ALK, don't they? My ALK is usually high too. About 9-10 range now. Was staying at about 11-11.5...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    newby here, i have a few questions... what is Alkalinity and the purpose for testing it? and what does it mean if my PH level drops, i just tested and it shows 7.8 when just a few days ago it was at 8.2, what should i do to correct this? thankyou.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Seems like everytime i do a water change with my top off water (distilled) it effects my alkalinity, should i buffer my top off water to get it to a good alk, i think the top off is 80mg/l but my tank water is like 200-300mg/l i think or meg/l or whatever just wondered if anyone else does...
  4. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    OK, its going on two years now that I have been keeping a Saltwater Aquarium. Started with a 72 bow , can filter and not much more. I then got a 120 about a year later. Did the FOWLR to mix reef with clams, to Soft corals now. I did the lighting changes (as most of us do), going from...
  5. Atlanta Reef Club
    Ok, I got your attention. What do people want for March POWER BUY? And while I am at it -- anyone want to volunteer as sec'y? Michael's work is going to keep him from doing it the rest of the year. A free case a beer to the first lucky caller to E-mail me. Steve
  6. DIY Forum
    Just emailed Tom(tdwyatt) regarding the correct proportions to mix baking soda with washing soda to make a correct buffer. I've mixed up 1 x 1/2ts washing soda and 6 x 1/2ts baking soda in one liter of water, added this over a two day period and it increased my PH by about .1 and alk 4dkh in...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I had been fighting cyano for about 2 months and a lfs owner whom I trust here in Portland gave me a few erythromycin capsules and a handout with directions. Ok Ok.... here is where a lot of you are shaking you heads but please don't, I just couldn't fight it anymore. so... anyway...
  8. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hello Everyone: I just received a pH monitor with pH probe yesterday, and when I opened the box, I noticed sort of a whitish "crud" around the probe, where the rubber endcap meets the glass body of the probe. Pictures of the probe (should) be attached. Is it normal to have this substance on...
  9. TCMAS
    Hi, I have a 35 gallon plastic reservoir in which I mix and hold salt H2O ready to use for water changes. I have used a variety of salt mixes. Over time, the reservoir has developed a brownish crust that I assume is due to some minerals from the salt mix. The crust partially flakes off into the...
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