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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Now that the 46 bowfront is a reef again .... (and my whole attitude is that everything is all new so lets do it right) I was thinking about analyzing everyday things too. So ... I have a 46 bowfront, bare-cutting board bottom, drilled, with a rubbermaid sump 70' away down in the basement...
  2. TCMAS
    <HR style="COLOR: #000000" SIZE=1> <!-- / icon and title --><!-- message --> I just moved this tank in and have some water questions. First off, here are the tests I did: NO2 - 0 NH3 - 0 ph - 8.5ish no3 - 20 did a 10gal water change and brought this down from 30 kH - 19drops off my chart I think...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have been using a Kent Turbo Calcium along with super buffer dkh and recently tried using Kent Marine's two part alk and CA buffer. With either of these calcium and alkalinity supplements. I still cannont consistantly get my Calcium levels past aroudn 350 however. I am thinking of switching to...
  4. pH

    TCMAS
    my pH dropped to 7.7 overnight, it read 8.4 last night when i went to be (measured on the reefkeeper 2) any idea why this would be? should i just use Super dkH to bring it back up?? any clues??? HELP!!!
  5. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    I volunteer to be the in house Chemist. I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and I taught freshman chemistry in college before. If you have any chemistry related question, please feel free to ask.
  6. TCMAS
    Trying to get my consumption rates down. Also, seeing what everyone who has a SPS dominated reef keeps there Alk. at? Water as of now. mag 1200 cal. 420- drops to about 360 every 24hrs. alk. 3.5 meq/l. Yesterday it was at 4.5 meq/l. So it looks like I'm using about 1.0 a day with kalk...
  7. TCMAS
    i'm gonna get a kent doser and start dripping kalk tomorrow, anyone have any pointers for this? i heard that it can be deadly fast!
  8. TCMAS
    I am thinking that I am going to have to get a calcium reactor before two long and thought I would start getting some feedback on different brands and sizes My system is a 75g mixed reef with about 12 small (1-2") sps frags. Currently I am dripping kalk mixed with vinegar to keep my ca at...
  9. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    i drip kalk everyday, but my calcium is still low around 340 and also alkalinity. i dont know what to do. pls. help
  10. General Reef Discussion
    55 Gal. reef up for 12 weeks, 55 lbs live rock 3.5 inch deep sand bed with plennum, lighted sump, skimmer. 2 clowns, lawn mower blenny, banded coral shrimp, cleanup crew consisting of 2 brittle stars bunch of crabs some snails 1 small queen conch some red hawaian algae and mex. calerpa. No...
  11. TCMAS
    I'm going to be using this as calcium supplimentation instead of the Turbo Calcium (information from Reef Central Chemistry Forum) I can't find it at Home Depot, haven't checked other places, but wondered if anyone may know off hand where I can get some locally.
  12. Clams
    Whatcha think? It's a little retracted since I'd just switched off the actinics for the pic, but is otherwise doing great! He's maybe 12" below a four tube tek t5 setup and went in late yesterday. Took me several days with the CA and Mg test kits and Kent Turbo Calcium plus Tech-m to get CA...
  13. TCMAS Members only
    NEW STUFF Sunlight Supply MH Mogul Socket Assembly w/ Pigtail Strain Relief - Retail $27.95 - Sale Price $18.00 - 2 Available My Reef Creations MR1 Protein Skimmer - Retail $250 + shipping - Sale Price $175 - 3 Available My Reef Creations MR1 Protein Skimmer w/ Quick Release - Retail $290...
  14. 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...
  15. TCMAS
    Anyone in the club know where in the citites you can get Dowflake or Peladow for making your own Calcium Supplement? I remember Derek might have made this at one time or still does, not sure? Any help would be appreciated.... Troy
  16. General Reef Discussion
    i have been trying to raise my calcium with kent turbo calcium and it is just hovering in same spot. it is a 75 gallon tank with 20 gallon sump. the alk is around 8.5 and calcium is around 325 or so. kent turbo calcium says to add 1/8th to 1/4th teaspoon per 50 gallons.. i doubled it to a half...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, i've been trolling around this mecca of info for a while now but now its time to get some sp. answeres that i am searching for. tank specs. tank is about a year old 90 gal aga 30 gal aga diy sump mr-1 with mag 18 mag 12 return 3-mj 1200 2-250 mh 8 hr/day 260w pc actinic 14 hr/day...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've been doing some reading in the fourms and at the KENT MARINE web page on the more advance chemicals and just wanted to ask everyone opintion on what gives them a better responce with holding up there CAL & ALK. Right now I'm just using the regular kent Liquid Calcium. Just been reading alot...
  19. TCMAS
    I've been adding calcium to my tank. I hate having to add it every ~5 days. Is it possible to add calcium to my topoff water, before it goes through the kalk reactor? If so, any ideas as to how to calculate how much to add at a time?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I've been having trouble maintaining a pH of 8 or higher in my 75 gal reef tank. (listed under tank specs) I can't maintain the pH above 8 without sending the kH over 14-15 dkH. I've tried reducing food. My calcium is always above 350 and I try to keep it above 400. It gets sucked up pretty...
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