Lets see those test results !!!

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

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  1. bama

    bama Humpback Whale

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    temp 80.1
    sg 1.026
    cal 430
    mg 1200-1300
    alk 11 dkh
    nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, phos: 0
    Ph 8.08
    fish poop: 100
     
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  3. reddog

    reddog Bristle Worm

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    I finally got mine where i want em

    Temp 78
    Alk 11
    cal 450
    mag1440
    phos 0
    nitrate 0
    p.h.8.3
    S.G 1.025
     
  4. Night-Rida

    Night-Rida Finback Whale

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    nope, just fritz phosphate remover in a media bag..
     
  5. acemow

    acemow Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Just did a WC yesterday but last week;
    Sal. 1.025
    Nitrate 5ppm
    calc. 440
    mag. 1350
    carb. alk. 11dkh
    pH8.3
    tank is 4 years old, I test periodically for ammon. nitrite, phosphate, all at 0
     
  6. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    i bet if u ran a phos reactor you can get them down to zero with some type of GFO
     
  7. Pelado

    Pelado Montipora Digitata

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    I have an Aquatronica controller, giving me constant readings about my Ph (8.2) and water density... do you guys know what the water density reading means? Otherwise just started the cycle about 3 weeks ago and waiting for another 3 weeks to add livestock. But I MUST get another test kit to check on the amonia and nitrates...
     
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  9. Night-Rida

    Night-Rida Finback Whale

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    well just re-tested last night.. note: 4th day of vodka dosing..

    salinity: 1.025
    temp 80
    Dkh: 15
    nitrite 0
    amnonia 0
    nitrate 50+
    phos: 0
    PH 8.3
    Calcium: 400
    Mag 1300
    Salt: Red Sea
     
  10. Pelado

    Pelado Montipora Digitata

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    Question: my aquatrionica controller keeps displaying the water density. How important is that and what should be the parameters?
     
  11. 07FocusST

    07FocusST Flamingo Tongue

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    My tank is relativly new being at 3 months. The chemistry is never the same. Seems like it wants to balance out. I am trying to get the Live Rock to handle the Bio Load. I have 85lbs in a 55G tank but have been running an Ext. Canister Filter since it started. I tried leaving the filter off for a day and measured the chemistry and this is what I got. I have a Picasso Trigger, Clown Trigger, B&W Clownfish and Blue Damsel.

    Temp: 75.5F
    Spec Grav: 1.023-1.024
    Ph: 8.4
    Nitrite: 0.25 mg/L
    <~ haven't seen itt above 0 since a month ago
    Nitrate: 40 mg/L
    Ammonia: 0 mg/L
    Phosphate: 2.0 mg/L
    <~ was using chemicals to remove. Not anymore

    I don't measure Alk or anything else... question is should I?
     
  12. xxtechxx

    xxtechxx Flamingo Tongue

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    everyone has their parameters in correct specs =[
    temp: ~75
    salinity: 1.025
    ph: 8.0
    nitrate 10ppm
    nitrite: 0
    phosphate:0
    calcium: 500 O_O with api test kit
    alkalinity: 9
    magnesium: 1800*** doubled test.. with elos kit same thing
    maybe will do water change with instant ocean to bring things back to specs. been using ocean pure pro...