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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Looking for what you guys recommend as the best iodine test kit. I bought one (http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/198633/product.web) that required some chemistry style work and I am not sure I did it right. If I did, I might have found my problem, cause it turned real blue. Second is if I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone please help me or at least tell me whats causing this, i have a colony of over 35 heads of hammer in my large tank, ive had it for over 2 years, its been doing great, but it started going down hill last month, its shrinking more & more every day, ive lost 3 heads & 6 more are almost...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    how does everyone dose for Iodine here. do you do the every week method or the every day method?
  4. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well gang we have started the year off pretty well so far ( i think we did anyway) with some nice topics with many asking ans answering. FYI. the bi-weekly ( or longer) is for everyone. please if you have a question about the topic just jump in! Water balance..... Function: noun : the ratio...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys Have a 125, reef and a 90 fish only with 180 gallon sump. Every thig has been fine for well over a year. Lots of leathers shrimp, fether dusters, to much to go on about. Three weeks ago the enmones and toad stools and lethers all started to go limp and look bad all in 2 days. Ok water...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    OK no way to get a good pic of this thing so far but i need to try to figure out what it is before i can add anything else to my tank apparently, I turned on the lights at 3:30 am this morn. and to my unfortunate suprise there was somthing reaching out of the live rock and attached to the bottom...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Found my CBS today under a rock upside down not moving... Thought it was a molt at first, but after closer look i was very wrong. About 3 days ago he molted actually, so i dont think it would be that anyway. Tested the water today this is what i found: Sg 1.025 Ph 8.3 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok so i am really sure that i asked this before..but i cant seem to find it and i was going to order some tests that way i dont have to travel 30 mins to the pet store to get my water tested so again... what tests to i need to get and wheres a good link to them.
  9. TCMAS
    Hello I was wondering how to tell if there is a lack of Iodine or other trace elements in in your tank I have some xenia and they are not looking very well and did some looking around and I found some sites that said that they will require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I took all my rock out yesterday and used a toothbrush to scrub my rock. I cleaned a bunch of crud out from under the rock and added new water in my w/c. This morning I did water test and got: Amonia------0 pH-------8.1 Nitrite-------0 Nitrate---10 (it was 15 before) Calcium----440...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am having a hard time with some of my test kits. My Calcium test is a Red Sea and it always comes out that my calcium levels are are above 700 ppm. I use RO water so this really doesnt seem possible to me(does the test kit just suck?). I am doing what the directions say(Oh I havent...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Should I put any additives in my water? I was told by the LFS that I need to add Iodide to my tank ecspecially if I use a skimmer. He said I was pulling it out of my tank and needed to put it back in. I bought some seachem reef pack enhancer. It has reef calcium, reef strontium, and reef iodide.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I bought another 2 salifert test kits today and would like some advice on my calcium result and how to perform the "combined iodate and iodine procedure" Firstly my Calcium, I had a few goes at this test first as i was amazed how the colour changed so quickly!! i love this test, why isn't all...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'll tell ya what, you guys have some great information for all users and skill levels. It actually feels like your all out to help each other, which is what I need! :) I've got a 50t, I think? (btw, is there a way to measure the size of a tank by measurements?) that I bought from a friends...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    hello, my name is steven(incase you didn't see it to the left) and I have a 90 gal reef tank with 45 gal sump system. there is right around 100 gals of total water in the system after all the rock and sand. anyway I have been having trouble keeping my Cal up in the system. it stays around 300 to...
  16. The THINK Tank
    Why won't coraline grow??? G’day. I have been running my new reef for about 3 months now and coraline algae just won’t grow much at all, maybe even not at all! I add the following supplements: reef complete, reef carbonate reef calcium, reef plus, iodine, and strontium but still nothing, I...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I need to buy an accurate test kit to find out what's going on with my nano tank. What's the best buy for the bucks?
  18. Topic of the Week Archive
    Which ones do we really need? what make a test kit a good one? What do LFS test for? is this enough? G~
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I just noticed that my pepermint shrimp was laying sideways in the sand. He is really dark red and has what looks like a molt peeling off of him. I thought that he was dead, so when i went to scope him out with the net, he just swam away in a hury. He made it half way across the tank then...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I'm pretty new at this reef stuff, I had sw fish for 11 years, but only went to the reef a little over 3 months ago. I have a 30gal w/ 27 lbs live rock, 20 lbs live sand, frogspawn, colt leather, blue mushrooms, (sometimes pulsing) Xenia, toadstool, star polyps, cleaner crew = ~ 20 snails, 2...
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