Water Parameters

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by BaxterS80, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    The more often you do regular water exchanges, even if small amount each time, the less you have to be concerned with fluctuating water params...and hence much less testing once you have confidence in tank regulating itself. -- I try to remember to go thru full suite of tests at the beginning of each month. --- mostly for the practice now, and I don't mind doing them - with the exception of mildly fluctuation Ca, has been long long time since any test has turned up other then in range. :-/
     
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  3. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Thank you, Omard...I do a 10% water change weekly....
     
  4. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    what exactly are you trying to do?

    the tanks consumption rate of elements plays a big part.
    the trick is the addition of these elements to keep consistent levels.
    Reactor Setup help

    there are different types of alkalinities.
    Chemistry and the Aquarium - Randy Holmes-Farley

    some test kits test produce different results:
    Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine - Product Review: Alkalinity Test Kit Showdown

    and then theres the banter between Ca and dKH:
    Calcium and Alkalinity by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    nsw guide:
    Reef Aquarium Water Parameters by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

    not knowing what your wanting to do, i hope this helped.
     
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  5. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    To maintain calcium at about 440 and dkh around 10...Not using a reactor...
     
  6. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    find out the consumption rate of the tank, and dose according to the directions on the b-ionic. if your high or low adjust from there. if one particular element is low, you can raise it seperately. it is possible to have higher values than what you have using liquids.
     
  7. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Either you use a Ca. reactor that will need tweaking the CO'2 and effulient to keep with the upwards climb of Ca demand as the tanks growes and or Slurrry Klalk or Balling Kalk I think some called it? And doubling the amount if Calcium suppliments or a combonation of all three.. I myslef pass all my make up water through a Limewater reactor plus I just increased the Bubbles in the reactor and lowered the P.h controller and I still dose calcium chloride every couple of weeks. If your system is healthy and growing then the amount of anything you added last yr won't be near enough this yr.