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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. General Reef Discussion
    this one's been bugging me for a while now. so, please post your opinions , experience and ideas ;) i have used plain IO as my salt for about a year. recently i switched over to reef crystals (still on my first bucket). i mix my water in an empty IO bucket with a MJ1200 and a heater in it...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all... Have a few questions... Ok, I am not a total NEWB but I have not exaclty been up on understanding what I need to do to maintain proper levels in my reef. Little background...I have a 125 gal reef (started in February), that is mostly softies, a few LPS, and a few lower light SPS...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! Been gone for quite some time. Been lurking for the past week or two and I like the new look... Anyways, here's my problem. The mineral consumption in my tank has finally increased to the point where I would like to start using an automatic doser of some type to keep up with my...
  5. 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!
  6. General Reef Discussion
    A little while back, I posted a thread on the build of my frag tank. I'm having some problems that I did not ever experience with my main tank that are new to me. If you can offer any troubleshooting advice I would definitely appreciate it. First, if you have time ... here is the build thread...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I've been studying this hobby for 12+ months before ever getting the tank wet, and after searching for all the threads about trace ammonia after cycling, I never once saw this. So is it just me? 8 weeks into the cycle I've got A/N/N at 0.25/0/25 - ammonia never got lower. Took a sample to the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm curious,I don't have a calcium reactor so wear would be the best place to drip in kalkwasser? In my sump is were I've been dripping it in, but were in the sump? Over the return to the display?Over the skimmer pump?Or directly into the display tank?My sump houses a fuge with skimmer and a...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone tried either of these products? If so can you please provide some feedback as to their performance? SCWD (Switching Current Water Director) Wavemaker http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/11661/product.web <H1>Hydor Flo Rotating Water Deflector...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    my alk/dKH kit came in today...the LFS guy tested his tank..it came to 8dKH wich is good.. 8-12 is where it should be...mine........IS AT 4 !!!!!! i tested several times & both tanks..its 4....his tested the SAME way at 8...am i still doing something wrong ? 1. How did it get this Low!?!? 2...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    ive been using salifert test kits for the last year or so for kh ph and ca. i dont normally test that often maybe twice a month or less, i mainly just look at how everything looks, and when i do test everything is usually right around where i want it. testing today ca was 400(good and normal)...
  12. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Alright so the day of my birth cometh the 15nth! Idk how well it's going to go but I am really urging for some stuff for my tank. My parents hate it cus it's a money pit and my girlfriend despises that I love it almost as much as her mwahaha! So if any of you fellow reefers who love your hobby...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    OK latest brain storm. 30G Oceanic Cube / Stand - $300 Deltec MCE600 Skimmer - $500 Current USA 250W MH - $300 2-3 maxijets (OWN) Litremeter for ATO (OWN) 100W heater (OWN) Salifert test kits (OWN) B-Ionic (OWN) 1 bag of Natures Ocean sand 20-30 lbs of LR What do ya think? Missing anything
  14. 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...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Here's a couple new shots of my tank Current parameters Temp 77.8 f Salinty 1.023 (currently raising this, had a little mishap with the skimmer and the ATO system) Ph 8.17 ORP 366 Calcium 410 Alk 9 dkh
  16. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I don't know what happened.... I woke up this morning and the Jawfish was not in his house (his hole under the rock) I looked everywhere and found him finally. He's completely pale with only a Little yellow on his head. It looks like he's disintegrating!! I don't have the stats on my water...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Okay it is official, my 90 gallon build starts today. My stand came in today and I picked it up after work. :dance: Here is the plan for the tank: 90 Gallon AGA tank w/offfset overflow Custom Oak Stand and Canopy 40 Gallon AGA sump 6X54W Sunlight Supply Tek T5HO Octopus Needlewheel 200...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've been testing for Ca since I decided to go reef Nov 1st. I could never get Ca into the 400s, and I decided to buy a 2-part solution. After adding it as the instructions say, Ca elevation was negligible. I was convinced it would be weeks before I saw an accumulation of Ca sufficient to show a...
  19. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I went to 5 different LFS / Pet supply places over the weekend just to find a cal. test kit! Everywhere I go - same old junk! If anyone wants Sea Clone skimmers, Skilters, NO flourescent lights, or plastic shipwrecks, they have you covered.:doh: Who buys that stuff? If I had a shop, I would...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so one of my colonies is not looking so hot. My tank has een up and running since last August, and everything has been doing great and growing like crazy. all my parameters are good. Nitate, nitrite and ammonia all 0, phosphate 0, calcium 420, Alk 9.4, temp 80. recently (within the last...
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