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  1. General Reef Discussion
    tested 220 tonight with hanna phosphate checker. got a result of 0.15 ( what do you think about that number..at what level do you begin to treat for phosphates? .10? .20 I have been using phosphate rx to do it but I may wait a little while..do y'all think thats a real bad number..I treated it...
  2. The THINK Tank
    Does anyone use their saltwater kits for testing freshwater? I've watched the youtube videos saying they are mostly interchangeable except for the Ph Kit. I am trying to get a calcium level on my Freshwater tank and the Freshwater Pro Kit doesn't even come with the Calcium test. I really...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys my parameters are not balance and i would like some tips from the community what should i do to balance them here are my params: Cal: 490 Alk: 7.0 Mag:1500 Thanks for all your help in advance.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! My name is(what) my name is(who) my name is Cacret! Currently i have a 25gallon aquarium that I intent to make into a reef tank. It has a hanging external filter, white and blue led light, 3 kilograms of live rock, and I have been cycling the past week. I ran into a problem though, 3 days...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Just tested my water again today, and found that my nitrites dropped to almost nothing. Two days ago, ammonia was at 0.25ppm ish, nitrite was 5ppm, nitrates where around 40-50ppm. Ammonia and nitrates are about the same, nitrites are the only thing that dropped. This is my first saltwater tank...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So I need a little help; first some background. I have used regular instant ocean for a year or so. After adding corals and testing I have found that I’ve needed to supplement with Kalk, Magnesium, sodium bicarbonate, etc. Now for the number of corals I have it seems like normal water changes...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Question other than my nitrates all my other levels are good right>?< 40 ppm Nitrates 0.25-0 Phosphates 440-460 Calcium 0 Ammonia 125.3 Carbon Hardness
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys - I believe that I am currently experiencing my first major degradation/tank crash, and I am not 100% sure of the cause. Admittedly, I have been neglecting my weekly water changes, probably went about 6 weeks without one. However, just prior to this, I did introduce my 55 gallon sump...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So here's a pic of two samples tested for nitrate using API reef test kit. One's from my kitchen fawcet. The other is from my tank. Prizes for those who guess which is which.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a biocube 29 up and running for about 2 months now. I had a pair of ocellaris clownfish in there for a month. I recently ordered a RW4 Powerhead and added it to the tank to help with the circulation for my corals. The very next day one of my clownfish had died. My guess would be is...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, this is my first post and i would like to describe my tank first. Tank: LBH (48"x18"x22") Sump : LBH (30"x12"x15") Light: CREE DIY LED (royal blue, neutral white and some green/cyan/red) ATS - Yes Skimmer - No Chiller - Yes Substrate : aragonite sand + coral dust + seachem pearl beach...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What is wrong with my water parameters? I started checking my water about a year and a few months ago from around this time. I haven't checked my water in over a year from this time last year. Even when I was testing my water weekly the numbers seemed to be all over. As of today my water...
  13. "Soft" corals
    Hi all! First time posting but I've been a long time reader of the forum. So I'm having some issues with my tank and i cant seem to find the root cause of it. Specs 125G(500litre) tank, 1220x60x60 cm with a 100litre sump. 24 x3 watt warm white leds and 33 x 3 watt royal blue from rapidled...
  14. Marine Depot
    Aquarium Test Kits: Which Parameters You Should Test For (and Why) in Fish-Only and Reef Aquariums Which test kits or monitoring tools do you use to check your aquarium water parameters?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT, So i finally got my hands on some Salifert test kits and pulled the readings on my tank. Wanted to run them by you to determine if any adjustments should be made. Calc - 450 Alk / DKH - 11.2 Phosphate - 0 (I am running a phosphate remover, should I remove it because it could be...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Tank: 300 Litre + 100 Litre sump. Cured Live Rock Added: 6/11/2014 Fish: x2 Occelaris Clownfish, x2 Tiny Yellow Coral Gobies, x1 Small Pijama Cardi Inverts: Nassarius snails, 4 Small turbos. Equipment: Skimmer - Bubble Magus NAC 6 Phosphate Reactor - running small amount of GFO Algae Scrubber...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So recnently I have been fighting an issue with my SPS and now this afternoon it seems my LPS seems affected. My two goniopora that were out and waving are no longer doing so. All my paramaters checked out BUT my NO3 and NO2, as well as my dKH bouncing up and down from 8 to 10 to 9. NO3 @ 80...
  18. Clams
    I might hop on a really good offer of $30 for a maxima clam that looks around 3-4". I'm just wondering if my tank is able to support it. I use to have a phosphate problem but I bought a reactor and rowaphos and the phosphates are slowly going down. Last check it was .25. I will check other...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So I was dosing my ALK for the last week or so due to finding out that my KH was low all this time, I was reading it wrong (not sure how but I was) so I have been dosing with baking soda...but the last few days I have read my KH being so high, to the point where it doesn't turn yellow (using API...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Can anyone tell me the ideal water parameters for a mixed reef tank and what i should be testing on a daily/weekly basis it looks like my lfs is just out to make money and doesnt really know tha parameters i need Thanks Gmann
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