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  1. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I ordered new Salifert test kits a couple of weeks ago. They were the calcium and alkalinity kits. I compared them to my old ones and was shocked by the results. The alkalinity kit now comes with a controlled sample (which is a great idea IMO). The control is supposed to read ALK at 7.2 (my...
  2. NFMAS chat
    Where can I get my water professionally tested in the South side area? Matt
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey like to get some opinions on what type of test kits are the best for a 55 gallon reef tank. I rather get some good reviews on a product before I spend the money. Thanks!
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My alk has been rising over the last few weeks and has now hit 11. My calc has stayed at 430 and my mag at 1200. I'm not showing any ammonia, nitirite or nitrate. I'm using Salifert kits I bought at Christmas. I switched from oceanic to reef crystals salt about 2 weeks ago, but the alk was...
  5. General classifieds
    125 Saltwater Full Tank setup for sale (HAS TO GO! GREAT DEAL!) I have a 125 Gallon Tank for sale. Trying to sell it ASAP. I would like to sell it all together but will settle to piece it if it doesnt sell right away. This has to go NOW so please take advantage of this deal. Protien skimmer and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    reef crystals smell? and ALK levels question now :) i opened up my first bucket of reef crystals yesterday (been using IO up until now) and it caught my attention that it has a pretty particular smell to it. it's not like it stinks or anything, it just doesn't smell like ocean :) anyone else...
  7. Clams
    First off let me start by saying I'm new to the hobby and spend quite a bit of time on the sight trying to learn. Thanks everyone that makes this sight what it is. Quick tank history. I was given the tank from a friend who no longer wanted the upkeep...I've had it for about 3 months now. I...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    It seems that shortly after changing to the skimmer and adding some new sand, this algae started growing. I did a w/c Saturday and this is how it looks Tuesday. In just 3 days. Anyone know what's going on? I tested phosphate with a salifert kit. If I am reading it correctly the phosphate level...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm in the process of setting up a new tank (reef) and need to pick up some new test kits. Who is putting out a reliable test kit lately? How is Seachem? I’m not sure I trust Salifert Thank you
  10. General Reef Discussion
    OK, I'm at a loss here. Two days ago I filled my tank with 22 of 27gal of RO water (TDS = 2) and mixed the salt per the bags specs to get in the neighborhood of 1.021-23. I immediately noticed the change in clarity, but figured it needed to mix. I let it aerate overnight @ ~1000gph...no...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Is this a decent test kit? http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem~idProduct~HG17860.html I had an ammonia test kit but as I was testing tonight I was squeezing the 11 drops of regement 1 in and the top popped off and it dumped all over :mad: Anyway so now I need to order a new test kit, and...
  12. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    OK heres the deal, I added LR from midwest coral (which I assumed was cured, they had livestock in the vat with it) on 1.25.08 I have been testing the water params daily since then and since 02.01.2008 have had low levels on all the critical water params. I have never cycled a tank with cured LR...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    okay, i've been reading a bunch of posts explaining on why snowstorms happen :) and i understand what is happening. however, i do not understand why i'm getting one while i try to boost Ca/Mg/ALK levels of freshly mixed IO. this is what i'm doing; - mix IO salt in old IO bucket filled with...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I can't find my book and was wondering if anyone would be able to scan the pages for the CA, KH and phosphate tests?? In the meantime can anyone tell me what the results are from my test. Ca - 19 drops till color change KH - 11 drops till color change Thanks!
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Yup, my SPS's are all but gone. I don't have any idea what happened. I started noticing distress about a month ago so I increased WC's to 20% per week. Water Parms never flinched... Lost..My Giant Orange Monty Cap, Purple Rim Cap, Cat's paw, Purple/Green/and Orange Monti Digi's, and the porite...
  16. The THINK Tank
    okay, i was in a particularly creative mood tonight :) so, excuse me for playing the mad scientist for a minute :) i just set up an experiment. - one glass of freshly made RO/DI water - PH of the RO/DI water tested at 4.5 (test kit range is 4.5 - 9.0) so i'm not sure how accurate this is. -...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have always run some form of carbon (lately Saechem Seagel) but threw it away because was told it leaches phosphate. I have a minor hair algae issue eventhough my water test 0 for phosphates. Is it a bad idea to run carbon 100% of the time? does it leach enough phosphates to cause an issue?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Need your advice 1)"Best" heater and controller for 180 gal? No chiller needed. 2)I want to set up a SSB. Where and what should I get - and where should I get it? Does shipping make the LFS the best place? I'm looking for the drive sand, will use LR to seed. 3)What is the best magnet for...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! So I'm still a newbie - and I get all of my water from my LFS... he has tested my water for me constantly, but I've come to realize that I need to get and learn how to use my own testing kits... I know - I should have done it long ago - but my LFS told me I didn't need to - that I should...
  20. nano build off 2008
    For just under a year, I've been stalking the forums to learn as much as possible before building my first reef tank. What began as a 72G bow has been revised to a 30g nano after learning of a job change that will move me across the country. I just finished the tank and stand two weeks ago, so I...
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