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  1. The THINK Tank
    Okay, this may not be that "tough" a question...but I'm having a challenge taking the results of my Red Sea Foundation Pro test results and calculation the PPM. In their Magnesium test instructions they have a graphic that shows the starting point and the desired end point of their solution C...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    please assist with some alkalinity issues. Started a new tank, 120g, has only been running for 3 weeks. I have just added a few fish from my origninal tank, no coral yet. I plan on creating a sps dominant tank. Currently i am trying to achieve perfect levels before even introducing sps. I am...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I was having issues keeping my calcium at normal levels. My cal is 325ppm. When I tested my mag it came out at 800 which is quite low. How can I bring it up?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I've been told that there is a salt that comes complete with calcium and Magnesium as well as many other goodies... What I was wondering is if that may be all I need to put into my tank. I haven't had any luck with the calcium test kits, and I'm trying to make life easier.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought this new test kit for testing mg. The results are unclear as to what my reading is. They are different every time. Am I doing it incorrectly or is my mg off? This is not an emergency or anything, all other parameters such as ca, PH, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, DKH...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    OK RED SEA MAGNESIUM TEST KIT...... THE MORE OF REAGENT C I HAVE TO ADD MEANS MG IS HIGH OR LOW ADDED 1 WHOLE SYRYNGE AND .2 MORE ML WERE AM I AT ******:doh:
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 72 gallon bowfront that has been up for 18 months. I am having serious issues with calcium, alkalinity and pH. I am trying to make the transition to keeping anenomes and corals. The tank has been doing well for over a year now as a fowlr tank. I do frequent water changes, about 15...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So I recieved 2 tiny stony frags this weekend. Acro and micro. THey are both really small. I have not been adding anything to the tank because its just been zoas. I'm going to be ordering a refracto in the near future, should I go ahead and get a magnesium test? Its a 30 gallon tank that...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I recently got a bright orange Flavia. W/in a couple of days the 'meat' on the skeleton started to disappear. Very evenly (think of a pie) it lost 1/8, 1/4 and now 1/2" of the 'meat' (sorry, I'm a novice and don't know what else to call it). I've moved it and it seems to have stabilized, but...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I've heard several times that raising Magnesium levels to 1500-1600 will kill off hair algae. I've never seen any scientific information on whether or not this is true, and if so why. Does anyone know if it really works, and why?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Wich is the best to use, plain Instant Ocean, or Instant Ocean Reef Crystals ? Rc is supposed to have vitamins & elevated calcium levels, where i know plain IO is low in calcium...any bad stories about RC ?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    my alk/dKH kit came in today...the LFS guy tested his tank..it came to 8dKH wich is good.. 8-12 is where it should be...mine........IS AT 4 !!!!!! i tested several times & both tanks..its 4....his tested the SAME way at 8...am i still doing something wrong ? 1. How did it get this Low!?!? 2...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently set up a 55 gal. tank and I have 50 lbs. of live rock that when I purchased it had tons of almost any color you can think of...I have 260 watts. of light so I know that's not a problem...I also bought some purple-up to see if it worked...I haven't gotten a chance to see if it...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    i have had my tank up and running for about 8 months now and everything is great except for my snails. i have had snails in my tank for a good 5-6 months and up until now have had the same ones from the beginning of time. recently they have all died. i tried buying some new ones and they dye...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    what is it, what does it do, why would you do it, and how do you do it? i am assuming i dont set the oven to 450 and let them in for 40-45min??????????
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I needed to bring up my Alk a little so I dosed some Baking soda. this is the first time I have done this, and the water got really cloudy and has stayed cloudy for about 5-10 minutes now. Is this normal? what should I do? I checked my pH, and it dropped, but not by much. about 8.4 to 8.2
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting to get white spots on my corralline algae. Does this mean something is going wrong in my tank? I recently adjusted my lighting period 10hrs to around 8hrs to help control other algae problems. I confess I don't keep track of my calcium levels or anything else for that matter...
  18. The THINK Tank
    so ive been reading a few different articles by holmes-farley lately desperately trying to understand reef chemistry. with NO chemistry background whatsoever im kindof struggling with putting it all togeather. im hoping i can type what i think ive learned so far, and then u guys can correct me...
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