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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I was just wondering if anyone could help me I have the following results from my water test Calcium- 20 drops Phosphate- 2.0 Nitrate-0.02 Salt-1.024 High range ph-7.9 KH-9 drops if I need to change anything please tell me why thanks
  2. General Reef Discussion
    In my attempt to get my nitrates as low as possible I have been in search of the best water without adding an RO system just yet. When I use a strip to test different water (Tetra easy strip) testing distilled water, tap water, spring water the test strip is never white always shows some...
  3. Marine Depot
    $10 off Professional Mail-In Water Testing Day 6 of the 12 Days of Fishmas!
  4. General Reef Discussion
    the first test is last week,the second is this week my ammonia seems to not want to go down and what is the brown algea diamos. nitrite does not look blue in picture but its as blue as it can get
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I'm in week 4 of my cycle with live rock and live sand for a 26 gallon reef tank. I just recently started doing the water tests for about a week now it has read that my pH is about 7.8-8.0 my ammonia is 0.25 nitrite is 0 and nitrate is 5.0. I guess I'm just trying to figure out if I'm...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    When testing water in the tank I usually just take the glass beaker and fill it at the top of the tank and I didn't think anything of it but the other day I took water from the top like usual and then I took water from the middle to bottom of my tank and tested both at the same time for nitrate...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, new to the hobby and wana make sure I'm doing everything right so hopefully this helps me through it. Here's where I'm at and what I have. A 55 gallon with a 200w heater a hang on whisper 60 power filter and 2 800gph powerheads. I plan on geting a t5 light and protien skimmer. I have to go...
  8. Reefing Equipment
    Im looking to get a test kit for my new 10 gallon nano. I was looking at two different kits. One is the salt water master kit from API that tests High Range pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate. The other is the reef master kit that contains calcium, KH, phosphate and nitrate. Which one would be better...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Maybe it's my eye's or mabe i'm just frying my brain by overthinking things, but what would you say is the match on this color chart for ammonia
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Sorry if this question has been asked before.. But heres the situation: Im starting my first SW 20 gal tank. I already added 20lbs of live sand and 21lbs of live rock about 2 days ago to start the cycling process. I havent tested the water yet because I am not sure which tests I have to run...
  11. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    OK, well I think it is a good idea for folks to post their water parameters. Post the date, time, test, and readings. Naming the test kit too helps. I will start Feb 23 @ 4pm/11pm Main System Temp 78/80 pH ranges between 7.91/8.34 with a probe Salinity 33ppt Alk 8 (API) Ca 340 (Salifert)...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning to all. I just did my tests today and my Calcium tested high. I keep it at about 480mg/L and to day it was probably at 620 (my test kit only goes to 520 so it's a guess with the amount of drops I put in.) Is it a bad thing to have too much Calcium in the tank? If so do I do a water...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, i have had this tank set up for a month. It is a 75g with a sump, skimmer, refugium and PC lights. my water test results are as follows: temp-----------------79-81 salinity---------------1.0225 calcium---------------360ppm carbonate hardness---179ppm phosphate------------<.5ppm...
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