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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I've had my 75 reef up now for a little over 3 months. All of my levels have been good the entire time, except my magnesium seems to be a little low. All of my corals look great, so maybe it's not a big deal, but wanted to see when I should be concerned that it's too low?? Also I have very...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I measured my calcium today using an API test kit. Results show i have 340 ppm. Is that too low? or should I be okay? If so, how do I raise my calcium?
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    Hello all, Thank you for stopping by my thread. This is my first aquarium and I chose to do a saltwater because after a lot of research it was very intriguing to be able to grow many different coral species in my living room. So, here it goes. Tank Started 12.28.2013 Tank went through a full...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    i was on vk for the week had someone takeing care of my reef tank(120g).. came home found out my doser wasnt working and then checked my levels found my alk was at 19 and my cal was at 280.... i know this is really bad n scared my tank is goin to crash.... what should i do to fix this...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. I've posted something similar to this in the past, and didnt get much feedback. Wanted to ask it a different way this time, as I've been pondering :) I have a large population of Trochus snails. I started with 4 and they went crazy. I would estimate over a hundred now of various...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking to get my father a gift for father's day that will make it easier for him to maintain his tank. We currently have a 350 gallon LPS reef tank with too many fish too list so I've attached a picture.The tank is a joy to maintain and observe however we prefer the latter. My dad has...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Tank has been up for about 4 months. Two clown fish. About 10 cabs and four snails. I noticed that I have a good amount of brown algae. That's why I got the crabs. Problem is I got some polys they opened then closed and they look like they are dying. Water levels are at pH 7.6...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys. this is my 1st time on this website. kinda a reef newbie. had a small cube years ago , did well, but i moved and had to give it away. anyway, reason for this thread. i was given a 75 gallon reef ready tank with basically everything> problem is the water had evaporated to like 1/4 left...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Ok,So... calcium 540 ammonia 0 salinity 1.023 temp 78 p.h 7.8 nitrates 10 nitrites 0 55 gallon, 2 damsels,1starfish 2 clowns 1 scopas tang tree sponge, leather, xenia, star polyps birds nest,yellow polyps assorted zoas, porcilipora and palys Im waiting for lfs to get a alk test i dont...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    What is the ideal parameters for a saltwater reef tank? Ph-7.8 Ammonia-1.0 Nitrate-0 Nitraites-0 Salinity-1.026 Help?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I wanted to know if I put normal tap water in a new 10g tank with the water decholrinator do I have to let it sit for a day? Can I add my fish after a couple of hours?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    these are my levels and i do not know where they should be just getting started and poored a lot of money in and hopeing evey thing is good nitrate is 10 nitrite is 0 PH is 8.0 ammonia is 0 calcium is 520 kh is 8 dkh salinity is 1.022
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have been using Amquel plus on my fresh water each water change. I use tap water for my freshwater tank. The bottle said it was safe for Saltwater. I recently moved my 120 Gallon saltwater tank, emptied all contents and refilled with the same water and live rock and sand, and changed all my...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everybody, I've just brought the pro Magnesium and Phosphate test kit from Red Sea and I'm surprised and confused on my levels?? Background info first I had all my Xenia die off in my 14 year old 100 Gal reef tank I have about 100kg living rock so water level is about 375-400 ltrs, I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I recently went out of town and was gone for right at 60 days. While I was gone, my wife did minimal maintenance on the two 34g tanks. This included top-offs, cleaning skimmers and one 5g water change about midway through my trip. Upon my return, the tanks both looked great. Noticeable coral...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, in my Computer Information Systems class we had to make an excel worksheet. If i can upload the one I made I would like for everyone to look it over and let me know what you all think. I would like to know everyones opinion and if I need to add or change anything. All feedback...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Was wanting to know the absolute perfect levels in ppm for a reef tank for the following tests. Also what are considered acceptable ranges for each of these tests. I have a 4 month old 260 gallon setup for mostly reef with few fish. i have 8 fish and 5 different corals and leathers currently...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, another dumb question for those experts out there. My aquarium guy comes once a week and tops off my sump with rodi and never tests for anything he just looks at it and says everything is coming along fine. I would like to learn and eventually do away with him conpletely as i have my own...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So, we have had our new 55 gallon set-up cycling for roughly 2 weeks now. As of this evening: Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate are all zero'd out. PH is 8.3, Temperature is 78, SG is 1.025 (though the swing arm hydrometer is not so reliable, we are waiting for our refractometer and better heater to...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    OK, so I have searched and I know there has been alot of discussion about salts, my question is specific to those using H2Ocean. Did it make a difference? My LFS has suggested if I am going to start puttin in Acropora and clams that I should change from using IO to H2Ocean. I have read alot...
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