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  1. General Reef Discussion
    It says in the instructions to keep the end wet. How important is this? I guess I'm suppose to use regular tap H2O.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a Gen-X CO2 regulator by pacific coast imports. It has a solenoid and a needle from MRC http://www.myreefcreations.com/caaccessories.htm at the bottom of the page. Currently the regulator is putting out an output pressure of 25. That is just a touch higher than I want. There isn't any big...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    hey all, It is finally time that I get my calcium reactor set up. Only thing is, I have never owned or operated a calcium reactor before, so I need help. Can anyone take some time and help walk me through how to set it up and get it properly set? also, I have a milwaukee pH controller...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    is limewater/kalk the only way to raise pH. my pH is around 7.91 and last time i checked my dKH was 4.5 meq/l with that alk level shouldnt my pH be higher?
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    I have been trying for a while to raise my ph. It is constantly at 7.8. I've tried adding buffer. Seems to help short term. added an air pump to help balance co2 and oxygen. Removed half of my glass lid and replace with egg crate. nothing seems to help. here are some tank specs. 46g, with...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I'm having issues with my pH--no matter what I do it won't raise. At one point it was around 7.8-7.9 in the morning and slowly rose over the couse of the day to about 8.2 max. Now, it's about 7.6 in the a.m., and rarely goes above 8.0 at night. We're using the buffer and nothing is...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    what test should i do on my water and how often should i do them? any recommendations on test kits? is there a best time of day to test? any tips?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    so the corals don't seem as happy as they could be so I figured time to test... temp 78 sg 1.025 with refractometer calcium 380 dhk 6 nitrate - 15 ish using IO salt so what if anything do I need to do?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    OK.... when I started my tank back in 03 I had a colt coral in there for over a year as well as a ton of polyps. All flurished! then all of a sudden everything started to die. water parameters are fine. I thought it was my tank inhabitants picking at them.... I was wrong. I then thought...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, About 2 months ago I bought a pinpoint ph kit. It uses the 10/7 solutions for calibration. It worked great for the first month or so then just started giving me really low readings! I have calibrated it twice with new solutions but I get the same results. I'm using two different standard...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello: I bought a pinpoint PH moniter used and am trying to calibrate it. I cannot seem to get the numbers to 7 or 10 while calibrating the unit. I have the probe in the solution and am cranking the appropriate screw to adjust the display and no matter how far I turn the screw it will not reach...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I checked my tank today and the specs are way out of wak. Ph 7.9 Alk over 16 dkh Cal 300 two days ago the cal was 350 ph 7.9 alk 14.0 I have been adding kent super buffer to bring up the ph. I also add Kent parts A/B as per directions... until today I began to add more calcium...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    i am having proublem keeping my ph up. ph goes from 7.56-7.88 i cant seem to get it anyhigher? i use 2 differnt liquid tests i also read my AC2 controler. 155 bow 100 galon sump. 125 lbs fiji 300 base rock berlin skimmer RO/DI water weekly 10% water cahnges
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Recommended fluids for my probe are in disposable sachets and cost a fortune, surely i can cap n tube the liquid and re use? Or am i just being too tight :agree: Will the Ph change if stored in screwcap plastic clear test tubes? I'll log results how long it does last but just wondering if...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have been cycling my tank. I put the cured LR in on 2-11th and I put the lights up on 2-16th. Before I added it the water test showed: pH 7.9 Amonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrates 10 The day after Amonia .25 Nitrite .25 pH 7.9 Nitrate 40 On the 21st I did a W/C after more water test On...
  16. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hi, I have a Milwaukee pH Monitor SMS120, it was working good until 1-13-06, now it is going crazy. it is showing pH is 5.0 . I used a regular test kit and it is 8.3 I need to buy THE calibration Solution ( M10010B ). Do anyone know a LFS that sells that ?? Thanks
  17. General Reef Discussion
    All, i'm fairly new and fairly ignorant about this business; have a 75 gal sw tank w/ ~ 60 lbs of live sand and ~ 80lbs live rock. currently fish only though would love to add corals. tank has been in place for ~ 8 months. have prizm skimmer and two cannister filters that are basically just...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    SO i had a little mishap this evening and got about 4 gallons on or near my pin point meter. it now only says -1 . I think it's toast, or is it just wet and needs to dry out.. please say yes.....please say yes......
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I've been having trouble maintaining a pH of 8 or higher in my 75 gal reef tank. (listed under tank specs) I can't maintain the pH above 8 without sending the kH over 14-15 dkH. I've tried reducing food. My calcium is always above 350 and I try to keep it above 400. It gets sucked up pretty...
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