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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...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, I am in the process of cycling a 100g tank. I used 25 lbs of live rock and 75 marco rock. 40 lbs of caribsea sand and some sand from my established tank. It has been exactly 10 days. My readings show nitrate 0, nitrite 0, ph 8.3 and salinity at 1.025. temp is 78 BUT AMMONIA IS AROUND...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys mulling over my current test results any comments??? Amm 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 Phosphate 0.25 Calcium 340 Kh 18'dkh Ph 8.1 Im concerned about the calcium and hardness! Any ideas in what i need do to correct these params?? Many thanks in advance!
  4. The THINK Tank
    Is there a particular time when it is best to test your water params, or is anytime ok? How about after water changes? I use the API reef master and saltwater master test kits.
  5. Tank Specs
    Tank Specs: Started May 2011 47gallon Tall Tank 20"x20"x30" est. 65lbs Live Rock est. 14gallon sump/ refugium IO 100 gallon Protein Skimmer (in sump) FYI Not brand new!! LFS's Going out of business SALE...... Return Pump Mag 7 (in sump) Ehiem 2213 Tank sump turn over est...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have been using Amquel plus on my fresh water each water change. I use tap water for my freshwater tank. The bottle said it was safe for Saltwater. I recently moved my 120 Gallon saltwater tank, emptied all contents and refilled with the same water and live rock and sand, and changed all my...
  7. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    was sitting here...bored....nothing to do....so i said to myself "Self, your zoas dont look to happy, maybe we should get off our fat butt and test the water"...and i was like "self, thats a good idea".... i havent tested the water in about..uh..well FOREVER...... heres what i found...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I started a new tank last Thursday and have been waiting to see the rises in ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. So far I have only seen the Nitrates rise (they were at 40ppm last night and 20ppm the day before). Ammonia and Nitrite have been at 0 the whole time. Is this right? I have a 45 Gallon Hex...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I started my cycle June 16th. I've been doing random tests of what kits I had to test with. Today the rest of my test kits came in (ca, kh, mag, etc). I'm using all Salifert kits. The only one that threw me off was Ca, I tested it twice with same results (no color change). Anyways here what I...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking at these and the one so far i havent read the ph one yet but the ammonia one lasts for a year. Im guessing the ph one does to. Would this be worth getting and keeping in the tank instead of testing all the time. I would still wanna test once a month just in case if it shows noraml...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have rough tests for no2, no3, kh, and ph but I need to upgrade to better testing kits on several items. I am sold on Salifert but I can really only get a few right now due to budgetary constraints. I was thinking that no3 and phosphate would be the most important ones to get more accurate...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    what brand of testing equipment would everyone reccomend? I used to use Hagen but all my reagents are past their use by date so I have been using a quickdip strip in the meantime. THe ranges are fine to use on my fish only salt and FW tanks but I want something with some more accuracy before I...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Brief History: 55g reef tank, up for about a year and 2 months. Rena canister filter, spray bar, one powerhead. 2 bags live sand, 2 bags sand, 45 or so pounds of live rock. 3 Yellowtail Blue Damselfish, 2 clowns, 1 Black Domino, the Brittle Star of Doom, crabs, snails, etc. Jack's Aquarium and...
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