Lets see those test results !!!

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by bioreefdude, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    i firgured this would be a good way to get people motivated to do those pita test so heres mine :

    salnity 1.024
    ph 8.0
    calcium 400-450
    dkh 9
    nitrate 20-25 ppm and be proud they were at 100 added some macros
    phosphates 0-.25
    nitrite 0
    ammonia 0
    magnesium 1300
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. divott

    divott Giant Squid

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    actually just did all mine.
    sg 1.025
    ammonia , nitrates , phospahates - 0
    clacium 450
    dkh - 9
    ph - 8.2
    mag 1450ish. lol
     
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  4. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    awesome , everybody whip the dusty kits out im thinking of picking up some sps coral ;) , hopefully i can get my nitrates to zero k+ to divott
     
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  5. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ill be in it, but these are from last Sunday, I test weekly every Sunday

    SG - 1.026
    Temp - 26 C
    ammonia - not tested - tank 2 years old - I only dust this kit of now if something does not seem right.
    Nitrite - not tested - same reason as above
    Nitrate - 0 ,tested using Hippo and Nutrafin test kits ( double check as the 0 always amazes me)
    PO4 - 0 - running GFO 24/7 and have been for months now
    Calc - 460
    Mag - 1470
    DKH - 9
    PH - 8.23 (average reading - aquastar PH probe in tank for 10 mins or so)

    water change later today, levels will be tested again tomorrow

    Steve
     
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  6. divott

    divott Giant Squid

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    thnx bio. how long did it take for your nitrates to drop like that after adding the macros?
     
  7. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    Ammonia-0
    Nitrite-0
    Nitrate-0
    Salinity-1.024
    Temp-78
    Kh-11
    Calcium-440
    Mag-1400
    Phosphate-0
     
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  9. slocal

    slocal Torch Coral

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    Results from 1/13/10

    Salinity 1.025
    Ammonia 0ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    Nitrate 0ppm
    pH 8.2
    Magnesium 1350ppm
    Ca 440ppm
    dkh 8
    temp 79.2F
     
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  10. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    i have no idea when i did my testing last, for me if everything looks ok and nothings dying/loosing color i figure everything is aok but ill probably test this weekend sometime
     
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  11. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    i test regularly and keep it logged.

    dKH 13 stable since early September
    Ca 440-460 stable since early July
    Mg 1480 stable since late July

    pH between 8.2 and 8.4 for every reading since mid July
    Sg 1.026 since September

    PO4 0 since December 08
    NO3/NO2/NH3 0 since October 08

    ;)
     
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  12. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    well lets see i added them rite before xmas and thats when they tested 100 so just about 3 weeks but understand im running mangroves chaeto caulerpa floridana codium sp. chaetomorpha assorted halimeda and red gracilaria and all growing nicely im afraid im gonna have to add more fish to keep up or keep feeding everyday maybe even twice lol