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  1. General Reef Discussion
    water quality is good, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, PH 8.0, my nitrates have been stable around 5. I have been trying to get nitrates to 0. I bought a new test kit of the same brand(API) and the nitrates tested at 0. The old test kit is also API which one should I believe. I tested water from the same...
  2. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea Test Lab Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate Test Kits Introduction to the Nitrification Process As fish digest their food they produce ammonia as a waste product. In solution the total dissolved ammonia changes between two forms, the toxic ammonia (NH3) and the relatively harmless ammonium...
  3. Instruction manuals
    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate Test Kits Ammonia Test Instructions Why test for Ammonia? Fish continually release ammonia (NH3) directly into the water through their gills, urine, and solid waste. Uneaten food and other decaying organic matter also add ammonia to the...
  4. Emergency Info , MSDS and instructions
    Okay gang. as pointed out by ScruffyRubicon and seconded by marineduud. an area of Reef MSDS and i am thinking a instructuion manual area is a good idea. lets look at our reef equipment and things for or in our tank. the example for all of this was the OZONE accident. ScruffyRubicon gave this...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 220gal reef with 100g refugium and a reliable home built protein skimmer. medium/high flow in tank, x3 250W MH + 96W of T5 actinic on a 6hr cycle, minimal additives and few fish. The tank has been running solidly for more than 4 years with few changes. Nitrates have always been zero...
  6. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    . Posted on R.C. and they told me what I had was a Majano Anemone... So, I'm killing it right away. =)
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Well i have been constantly seeing nitrates in my 12g tank. I have a blue damsel, small clown, and a mandarin. I have 2 shrimp, 7 hermits, and 7 snails. I have numerous corals including a pagoda, frogspawn, finger, toadstool, shrooms, zoas, kenya tree, and a tooth. I have a koralia 1 (400gph)...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Could a HOB filter filled with LR drive nitrates through the roof in a 2 week period? I am trying to figure out what happened with my nano. I set it up using water from my maintank (0ppm nitrates) and in the 2 weeks it was running, I had a pistol die. I checked nitrates first, and they are...
  9. General classifieds
    We are taking down our 180g reef. Below is a price for everything we have. The tank is an in wall tank , so no stand. Everything is OBO and we will ship equipment at buyers expense. Nothing live will be shipped. Serious offers only. We are parting our but live stuff must be sold first. 5inch...
  10. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    We are taking down our 180g reef. Below is a price for everything we have. The tank is an in wall tank , so no stand. Everything is OBO and we will ship equipment at buyers expense. Nothing live will be shipped. Serious offers only. We are parting our but live stuff must be sold first. 5inch...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    All right, newbie question time (actually I just always used to take my water to the LFS for testing but I want to do it myself now.) So I'm in the market for some testing supplies. From what I've gathered, Salifert is the choice brand. However which test kits should I buy? I have a pH probe...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have been running my tank for 5 weeks now, working on week 6. It took a while for my tank to actually start its cycle. Was 3 weeks in before I was able to detect anything. I think running my lights all the time from day 1 was the problem. I had hair algae on week number 2, which I think was...
  13. The THINK Tank
    Hey all, My boss in the cuttlefish lab wants to step uip from chincy dip stick nitrate test kits and wants to see what test are of scientific grade? Thank, Scott~
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I just finished up w/ a "Marine lab" by Red Sea, but I wasnt to thrilled w/ it. Anything better more reliable, accurate you can think of you liked more than others? I only have FOWLR tanks. Thanks.
  15. The THINK Tank
    Out of the many brands of test kits out now, witch would/do you buy? all are saying the samething but witch is so called the best? them things cost money so I want to get it right the first time! Thanks
  16. General Reef Discussion
    i have setup a few tanks in the past, and always have gotten the expected cycle, seeing the ammoinia spike, then go down, and nitrites and nitrates go up, then come back down, then usually a small to medium algea bloom, then goes away, then soon ready for first fish or two. well i just setup a...
  17. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Well, it came! The geo reactor and all the goodies. I have directions to go over a few times so that I can understand this fully...have to get the c02 (local supply place is only open M-F :( , but that will give me time to read over everything....need media also, so have a hunt going...
  18. TCMAS
    After a long battle with algae I took out 90% of my rocks and cooked them for about 8 weeks took down my tank and drilled it got everything back up and running now for about 2-3 weeks and I am back in the same place I started I have algae growing like mad and I am getting PIS*ED and thinking of...
  19. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Well first off I'll tell about my system and the madness behind it... Initially it was setup last September and was BB. Everything was great with it until I really started slacking over this last spring and summer. I didn't really do anything to it for quite sometime and it was just in sad...
  20. TCMAS
    I have a 55 gallon set up/standard. I have 55 pounds of live rock and about 60 lbs of live sand. I ordered both online and received both damp. They have been in my tank for about a month now. I do 20% water changes weekly. I am moving in less then a week and needed to start getting things...
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