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  1. 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 ?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I do not have a good experience with Acroporas. They keep bleaching after a couple of weeks from delivery. I usually get everything mail ordered. So I guess there's much stress on them in the shipping process. But what are the best ways to keep them alive and thriving? My tank is new... about 3...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    My Alk will normally drop from 9.6 to 9.0 dKh in 2 to 3 days. Today I tested after 3 days and I dropped to 7.0. What would cause a sudden drop like that? Other parameters: Calcium dropped from 420 to 410 Mg stayed steady at 1260
  4. General Reef Discussion
    the side of the red sea pro salt bucket says that a level of 450ppm of calc will be at 1.022 and the higher the SG the higher the calc level goes. I kept my SG at 1.024 so i have a calc level of 520ppm. This was checked with a api kit and verified with sailfert so i know its right. And it is the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have been mixing reefcrystals and oceanic salt. Not sure if I want to keep with that mix. Just seing what others liked to use.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    OK so here is the deal I have various sps that I was given in July of this year that have been growing well and showing great color and pe ect. up until about a week or so ago. I noticed the color going MUCH lighter. I have seen RTN - boy that happens quick, and i am hoping that this is not...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I purchaced a Salfert Ca test kit, but either My salt (reef Crystals) is off or the Test Kit is wrong. On a fresh mix of reef crystals the reading is 310 and my tank is reading 210. Unless I'm doing it wrong. Here are the steps I'm doing to test: 1. Add 2 ml tank water to vial. 2. Add...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I've been looking at what the optimum levels of calcium, magnesium & alkalinity are (after being advised that 1440ppm mg is a little too high) and have found the books say 420-500ppm (ca), 1200-1300ppm (mg) & 8-12dkh. I understand that if any of these levels were too high it...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I make it to 1.025 SG and wonder if anyone ever tested it. I think I dosed a bit too much alk supp and the calcium is falling out of solution. I wonder if anyone tested this salt for Alk,Ca,Mg,pH, PO4 when it's made? Can you tell me and give me a SG? Thanks
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Again! If my calcium is at 280-300 and alk is at 7 (out of town for 2 weeks). I dose the alk up first or calcium first or both same time or what? I was thinking about getting the calcium up to 400 to balance out the alk and then just drip in the kalking wasser. What do you think i should do...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have had my tank up since about June/July 2006. Have a few corals and some fish and I don't think I have actually grown 1 bit of Coralline Algae. Well, I think I have grown some green stuff, if that is what the very hard to scrape stuff is growing on the back of my tank. Some of my...
  12. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    No not MY brain but the one in my tank! SO we talked about it not looking sooo hot! I will try to get pics up soon but here is the problem. It has not opened in days now. Last water change before I saw an issue was Saturday the 9th did another one today! About 10-15 gal each time total system...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    been using this product for a couple days, and i use red sea coral pro salt. just did my waterchange today and was checking params. im at 7dkh alk, and 460ppm calcium. which part is what? doesnt clearly say which one is calcium and which one is alk. id like to get my alk up a little i think...
  14. TCMAS
    I have been reading on this 2 part additive. I guess you can call it 3 since the Mg part is in there also. I think i am going to try doing this, it seems alot cheaper to do it this when the buying the 2 part Bionic. I just have a few questions before i buy the stuff i need to do it. 1. Is...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone ever used this stuff? I bought a small bottle to try out since my alk was in line but my calc was only 300. I've used it a couple of days and also did a 10 gallon water change yesterday(always use Tropic Marine Pro salt) and it tested at 360 tonight. The directions say it will...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I have been trying to keep my calcium at 420-440ppm range, however it drops about 20 ppm a day. I only have softies, and about 20% coralline coverage of surface areas, and a dozen or so of small snails. Doesn't seem to me to be enough of a calcium useage to account for a 20ppm day...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Calcium test kit. Any one use? I have a question about. I dose with both Kalk and Calcium Chloride. Does this kit detect both? I've read someplace that some test kits won't "see" the true level of calcium in the water because of the ionic configuration. Don't know if...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok ... I am about to start beating my head against the wall. I have been trying to put my tanks water chemistry back in balance for the past three weeks. I initially left the tank alone after the crash to let it cycle again and hopefully correct alot of stuff on its own and other than water...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    What is the minimum I would have to add to my tank to sustain LPS, soft corals, mushrooms, and polyps? I have only been adding B-Ionic 2 part buffer/calcium along with water changes. Could I get by with only this one additive?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    30 Gallens 48"*12"-12" 4 Months Old (1 Year old tank dumpt into when started) Going for REEF Tank 1.022 Salinty 82*F Tempture 0 ppm Ammonia 11DKH/196.9 ppm KH 0 ppm Phosphate 0 ppm Nitrate 0 ppm Nitrite 512 ppm Calcium 8.2 PH 13 LBs Live Rock 10 LBs Live Sand 2-40 Watt Actinic Spectrum 2-40 Watt...
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