Ammonia Notes

Posted 08-30-2010 at 08:20 AM by NASAGeek
Updated 09-16-2010 at 02:05 PM by NASAGeek

First, a MUST read in the Randy Holmes-Farley article in the Reference Articles. That article is far more comprehensive and accurate than anything I could attempt.

In short, all organisms that consume other living or once living organisms excrete ammonia. In reef aquariums, fish, crabs, snail, bacteria that eat organic matter, etc. all excrete ammonia. When a fish dies, the bacteria that eat it in the decay process excrete ammonia. Ammonia is always produced in Reef Aquariums....
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Nitrates Notes

Posted 08-30-2010 at 08:19 AM by NASAGeek
Updated 09-12-2010 at 07:40 AM by NASAGeek


Reference Articles

Reef Aquarium Water Parameters by Randy Holmes-Farley

Nitrate in the Reef Aquarium
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Calcium Notes

Posted 08-21-2010 at 09:27 AM by NASAGeek
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Calcium (Ca)

Recommended Target Levels
-Suggested Reef Aquarium 350 - 450ppm
-Suggested FOWLR Aquarium 350 - 450ppm
-Natural Reef 380 - 420ppm Users
<360ppm 0%
360-400ppm 0%
400-420ppm 27.78%
420-460ppm 66.67%
>460ppm 5.56%

Conclusion : Target 420-460ppm

Parameter Measurement Options
1) Test Kits
2) Calcium Monitors...
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Posted 07-20-2010 at 01:13 PM by juliew

Well it's been a long time since I've added anything to my blog. We went through a terrible spell of GHA, and all of our fish were dying. For a while, we thought we might just give up the hobby. Instead, we took everything out of the tank & scrubbed it in salt water, cleaned the sand & picked off any visible GHA. It's been up and running again for about 4 weeks. Have some algae, but nothing too bad. Bought a yellow watchman goby & he's doing fine. We are tempted to just put one more...
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Posted 05-11-2010 at 05:32 PM by Tworner

I have had my green star polyps for about 2.5 weeks and have only seen a little bit of the colony open and now its been closed for the last 2 weeks should i be worried
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