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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys so i'm just cycling my nano reef tank and have been checking my levels daily if not 2 times a day. When i first got it up and running the ph was about 8.2 but over the last week slowly been dropping. when i just checked the ph it was around 7.7 which i believe is low but still fine. Is...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All I have recently set up my first Marine Fish only tank (30th April). I have just tested the water, and here are the results. PH = 7.6. Nitrate = 10, Nitrite = 0.2, Ammonia = 0.2. I know that the Ammonia and Nitrite should continue to reduce, but my question is do I need to do anything to...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys.. I had a question. Why is my pH only 8.0? I would like it to be higher around 8.3 or so.. I have a 100gal DT with a 55gal sump. Water parameters are: Calcium: 450ppm Magnesium: 1350ppm Alk: 9 dKh Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 Phosphate: 0 I have Chaeto in my sump using CO2 and I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My corals were looking awesome last week and i tested my levels and my PH was 8.2. only other thing in water that tests found was nitrate-30. I came home yesterday and i could tell the smell in my house i had some levels that were off. I started doing tests. nitrite- .50 nitrate- 60-80. My ph...
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  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've noticed several shells with holes in them. All are aged, meaning they have been in my tank for several months to several years. For now I've only seen this on snail shells (empty ones) and this oyster shell: Google lead me to acidic conditions and or serious lack of calcium. Bot have...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I've just started out with my first reef tank which I've had for about 3 weeks. After using Denitrol to get the tank cycled, I added a couple of clowns a week later. The fish themselves are doing fine, and the live rock I have in there is doing well also. However, I keep testing...
  8. Reefing Equipment
    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...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I was a bit curious. I'm having trouble getting/keeping the calcium level up to par in my 150gal reef tank. The pH is about 8.1, dKh is 10, and the calcium level is about 380ppm. The calcium was about 350ppm. I have been adding about 4tsp of Kent Marine Liquid Calcium a day for the past two...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Found a great article on water chemistry! Figured I'd share it with the masses. Hopefully it clears up any questions about how all the elements work together...enjoy!:fish: http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-05/rhf/index.php
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have a 55 gallon salt water tank I am learning to maintain on our own, the PH level was low at one time, so on the advise of an experienced tak owner, we brought the PH up using baking soda. Now the PH has creeped up to about the 8.2 to 8.4 level. We now have to lower it. How do we go...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So here is my problem, i accidently put non saltwater sand in my saltwater aquarium. i spoke to the man at the pet store and he told me it doesnt make a difference the only thing is that there isnt an aragonite so i will have to watch the ph level. now here is my question.. 1. im going to add...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55gal reef tank I started up a little over a year ago and I've had ups and downs with in regards to both fish and corals. I purchased all the test kits for High PH range, calcium, phospate and Carbonate hardness and the hydrometer as well. I always maintain my salinity around...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone!! Got my new reef tank up and running on July 14th and it has been doing great. Cycled it with 43#'s LR from Local fishguy & 80#'s LS. Never even had a Nitrite/Nitrate spike. Going to be adding more LR soon. (Need some time to gather up some more $$) :D All my perimeters are great...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I am new to the hobby and just started a 28G (JBJ Nano Cube). It has been running for a week with live sand and I just introduced live rock yesterday. My concern right now is that my PH level would not go above 7.8-8.0. Can anyone provide me with some suggestions on raising my PH? I...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    My PH seems to be heading down. It normally swings for 8.0 to 8.2 Last night it was 7.9 and it droped to a low overnight to 7.7 Cal 400 Alk 9 dhk Mag 1400 other then adding buffer any sugestions on stopping the drop. I did a water change yesterday.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    hey there i have a 35g and my ph is now off the scales done a bit of research and says my tank maybe co2 deficient ???? if so what do i doo????? also doing 15% weekly water changes with ro water and using instant ocean for mix i have a hob skimmer that i have just pumping water because it does...
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    so my water has been cloudy for several days and i cant seem to figure out why. i clean the filter media regularly and my skimmer is skimming green water out of the aquarium. i siphoned the sand and did a 25% water change and bought better quality filter medias. the combo of siphoning, filter...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Apparently I can't search for this properly... I do not have an ATO(automatic top off) for my system, so I top off the tank twice a day. About a gallon(haven't really measured it out yet)Once in the morning, and once at night. I am looking forward to getting an automatic setup so I'm not...
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