anyone have problems with Crushed Coral substrate?

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  1. new2salt2

    new2salt2 Fire Shrimp

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    Re: anyone have problems with Crushed Coral substr

    YEA unless the test is just not accurate.. it is the color test seeing what color matiches
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

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    Re: anyone have problems with Crushed Coral substr

    Ok, think we have the ammonia figured out.. it's from chloramine:

    http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_chlorine.htm

    I am sure Nautilus mentioned getting an R.O.D.I. filter, this would help or follow the suggestions on that page.
     
  4. new2salt2

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    yea i have an issue withthe amount of waste that comes from an RO filter. i do have a DI filter i use for top off water and mix my saltwater with RO water from walmart. i get it for $1.66 for 5 gals.
     
  5. Land_Fish

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    Re: anyone have problems with Crushed Coral substr

    Newie you should use a TDS meter on the RO water from walmart as I heard they never do any maintenance on them just to cover that base.

    500 on the calcium is not good but not bad either. If your corals are OK then it's great.
    If you get an RO unit it will pay for it's self in a short time and the waste water can be used for plants or the garden or washing machine.

    Please still keep me posted.

    Thanks
    Dave

    You will spend alot of money just for the DIfilter if using the tap water hook up kind. that money could buy a new ro/di unit and wala extra savings.
     
  6. new2salt2

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    Re: anyone have problems with Crushed Coral substr

    was thinking of ordering the water to my house.. that is good water right? like having culligan delivered
     
  7. Land_Fish

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    Re: anyone have problems with Crushed Coral substr

    I have never tested that water so could not tell ya.
     
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    Re: anyone have problems with Crushed Coral substr

    you would think it would be ok right? maybe it is a question ill post. my damsels are getting vicious now. they are constantly knocking off my rocks now. leveling out the LR and such best they can. the smaller rocks with polyps and shrooms on them getting affected. even saw the big one nipping at the shrooms today several times.. maybe its time to get them out.
     
  10. Land_Fish

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    Re: anyone have problems with Crushed Coral substr

    Now have fun doing that I am still trying to get 3 damsels out of my tank.
    LFS said to use a small fish hook and yank them out... have never tried doing that though.
     
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    lol.. i thought about that.. i think they would be ok if you made sure there was no barbs in hook