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  1. The THINK Tank
    Does anyone use their saltwater kits for testing freshwater? I've watched the youtube videos saying they are mostly interchangeable except for the Ph Kit. I am trying to get a calcium level on my Freshwater tank and the Freshwater Pro Kit doesn't even come with the Calcium test. I really...
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  4. General Reef Discussion
    so im about 2-3 month after tank cycle and my tank is green.one lil spot with cyno red algea what next here to get rid of this green my tem says at 80 amonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate .5
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I just did some water tests and my KH seem pretty high honnestly... i addded 14 drops before the water color changed??? it gives something around 140 mg/L how can I lower it? Do I have to buy some stuff or just do some water changes?? thanks!
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is now 5 months old and for the past couple of months I have been having serious Nitrate issues. Its currently measuring around 120ppm!! I have been doing a huge water change to reduce this and then i am having to do a regular 30-40% water change every 5-6 days. However this...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am new on this forum and I just wanted to share with you an experiment that I started few weeks ago. The idea is to take regular AAC ( for building), cure and shape it, and put it in the reef tank. As it would be too much risk to put a building material in the already formed...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Buddy of mine wanted me to test the purified water at walmart with my API test kit. Water is branded Primo and comes in the big 5 gallons blue jugs. Cost me about $20 for 10 gallons with the big blue jugs. PH- 7.3-7.4 Ammonia- 0 Nitrite- .25 Nitrate- 2.0-4.0 (color is definitely under the 5.0...
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  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am wanting to watch my calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium in my tank. Is the Red Sea Pro test kit better than buying Salifert individual test kits? Which of these test kits is easier to test with? Which one is better? How long does it take to test for each of these? Help me please!
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am wanting to watch my calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium in my tank. Is the Red Sea Pro test kit better than buying Salifert individual test kits? Which of these test kits is easier to test with? Which one is better? How long does it take to test for each of these? Help me please!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am wanting to check the calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium in my tank. Ive been doing research and seen Red Sea offers a test kit. Is that a good/accurate test kit? Would it be better to get individual test kits from another brand?
  13. Nano Reefs
    ok guys i have just tested my tank and my readings are nitrate 0ppm mitrite 0ppm ph 7.4 calcium 400 ppm mag 1350 ppm ammonia. 25 ppm but my corals arent wanting to open my saltanity is 1.025 will a water change raise my ph back up and wat about the ammonia help please
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I'm having a hard time trying to read this PH test, i know its not the best but its the only one i have, i asked a couple people and keeping getting different answers so im curious what you guys think. Im thinking its around 8.1.
  15. The THINK Tank
    OK so what exactly is the deal with testing for PO4? I've read that pretty much all tests are inaccurate cause your only testing what's in the water and not the "locked up" phosphates. So what's with the expensive test meters? Are they just a waste of time? If so is algae growth the only way to...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi allow me to introduce myself, since this is my first post here. I've been gathering as much info as possible from here and RC, and have been since I started my little slice of heaven 4 years ago. Thanks to everyone here for all their info, its just stuff you can't find from google haha...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So today I was testing my water. Nitrates, nitrite, ammonia, phosphate all at 0. Alkalinity 9 calcium 920! I used to dose calcium a few months ago and now only 5mgs of trace elements once a week.how could it be this high? how can I lower it? Do I need to lower it?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, good news! I finlly figured out hopw to get some of my pics up on this site. :idea:
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I just tested my water it's 3 weeks old my ammonia is 0 nitrites are still 2.0 and the nitrates are 5.0 is this normal. Ph is also 8.2
  20. SPS Coral Forum
    Hello everyone, I have a 100 gall tank for about 7 years. FULL OF SOFTIES AND LPS, big carpet anemone,three 5" tangs(sailfin,nasio,purrple) 2 clowns, 1 blenny, 1 gobby, asorted snails and crabs. Everything is going good. My light is truly big enough for SPS 3X250 14kMH and 320watt 460nm...
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