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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I don't post too many links to new articles (don't want to be a spammer!) but I'm really geeked about RFH writing for us again. Check out his new article about PO4 (related to math and foods): Aquarium Chemistry: Phosphate And Math: Yes You Need To Understand Both | Aquarist Magazine and Blog
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I just thought that I would share this with you all. If you are using www.aquariumwatertesting.com for occasional water testing I found this to be interesting when I saw that my salifert was reading 448ppm and there test was reading 212ppm. So I sent an email asking what was up with that...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    i went up to ace hardware today to get some painting stuff, and i saw out of the corner of my eye that they had 50lb bags of pelladow, and 50lb bags of magnesium chloride, so a lightbulb went off in my head after reading farleys article in reefkeeping a few months back. and since im almost out...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I know that Magnesium and Calcium go hand and hand, Strontium is also somehow added as well. What exactly are all the relationships with the three, how do they work together and against each other?? What levels of each are going to be most beneficial and stable in a reef tank, and if one...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've gone with Kent's Tech CB. It says on the label "Now Stronger 56,000 ppm on part A, and Now Stronger 7840 dKH on part B. The instructions state to use no more than 1/2 ml per gallon per 12 hours. As instructed I dose just that, when I leave for work at 6 am, and before dinner at 6pm...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone point me in the right direction to get more good knowledge on the chemistry side of things. I am really taking a liking to the chemical balances of the tank. I just want something that is semi lamen term, and gives me more of a break down of the complex water conditions we try to...
  7. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    I just spent three hours reading through the DSB myth thread and decided in all fairness to put up a pro DSB thread. Although I have not been in the hobby as long as many on here have. I research constantly for ways to improve the quality of life for the animals I choose to own. This is in no...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    alright a buddy of mines got a 10 gallon tank, lr and softie frags, and a clownfish. he started dosing kent nanoreef 2 part and his dkh is over 15, but his ph is real low at 7.6. i thought that the higher the dkh the higher the ph would be, but with the alk being that high does that cause ph...
  9. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Thank you all for coming out. It was nice to see all of you. Thanks to Josh for all the hard work (hope things are better at home). We have $114 now, I'm still not sure for what; but its nice to have a little cash for what ever may come our way as a Club. We will meet on Sat April 14, 21, or...
  10. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    How does everyone that uses mrs. wages do it and how much do you dose?
  11. TCMAS
    I have read that some people both bake the baking soda before you use it in the 2 part and some say you don't have to?? just confused on it. any thoughts!!
  12. TCMAS
    Guess what the aquapod is coming down:lol: Man I am getting as bad as Epidemic and Oyam now:p. Just can't stand the curved glass, no sump, no skimmer, and a DSB and well, you all know my thoughts on that whole dealio;). So the tank that will replace it has had just about every med in it that...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    we I bought a bottle of Purple up to try and thrive my coraline algae....it says to use 2 cap full for each 50 allons.......that goodness I didnt I used 2 and my tank was so cloudy for about 3 hours....what is this stuff and is it good for the tank???I dont see any positives but raising the...
  14. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Hello, I'm new here, and I'm glad that I found the new home of the BB-tank keepers. I'm Leonardo, 22 years old and I live in The Netherlands. I'm setting up a cube-shaped tank, bare-Bottom of course... System: 86 Gallon Shallow Cube 15 Gallon Sump MTT1 Skimmer Tunze 6110 (3170 G/h)...
  15. Atlanta Reef Club
    I had always used the Instant Ocean and Deep Six Hydrometers for salinity readings and assumed they were relatively close. The Instant Ocean always measured 1.023 and the Deep Six gave me 1.025. On a whim I decided to buy a refractometer from Sam @ Aquabuys just because his prices are so good...
  16. TCMAS
    I should have pricing in the next day or so for putting together a group order for 50 lb. bags of Peladow (the same thing as Kent Marine Turbo Calcium, Prestone Driveway Heat etc.) and Mag Flake (a magnesium suppliment) These are both used in the Randy Holmes Farley Dosing solution. I want to...
  17. TCMAS
    I'm going to be using this as calcium supplimentation instead of the Turbo Calcium (information from Reef Central Chemistry Forum) I can't find it at Home Depot, haven't checked other places, but wondered if anyone may know off hand where I can get some locally.
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