What exactly do they do?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by steve wright, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. makeshiftcrew

    makeshiftcrew Gigas Clam

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    Oh ok cool, yea I've had good success with them...I've tried brightwells versions...I'm interested in the numbers though so I might just do my own test as well and post some numbers
     
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  3. FaceOfDeceit

    FaceOfDeceit Hockey Beard

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    Airports are especially fun this way. I had a Christmas gift confiscated leaving LAX last month. It was a bottle of Caramel topping for coffee and such...guess they figured I could attract enough ants onboard for the hostile takeover! Rules and regulations world wide are making things much more difficult, hence, much more expensive than they need to be.
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Please do so
    the more people who do this, the better the quality of information 3 reef will have, when people ask about certain products

    instead of saying "Dont use that"

    we will be able to say "If you do use that, without the guidance of a test kit, this is what may happen to your parameters"

    Steve
     
  5. m2434

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    Agree, but the bigger issue may be things people don't test for such as iodine, strontium etc... If these get too high, they can be toxic and not many people test for them. That's why I suggested sending out for external testing, the results if just looking at the big 3 could be misleading and make it look like there is little danger. There is always a danger when you add things, but don't test. That is why I have issues with many of these proprietary products.
     
  6. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    is external testing free m2434?
    the products I am using are not - so I am taking one for the team here LOL

    I am certain for example that the product I am using 1st - will throw the ca and alk balance out - it will increase the DKH at a faster rate than it will increase the Ca
    I want to be able to show that with evidence for future
    rather than just say "Dont dose with that product, use this product"

    I want to be able to say for example
    "If you use this product, your DKH will increase at a faster rate than your Calc and in X amount of weeks depending on demand you may find your DKH has drifted outside of the generally accepted reef tank parameter

    Steve
     
  7. m2434

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    I know ;D It is very appreciated and will be quite helpful. Who knows though maybe we can get a donation drive going? :)
     
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  9. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    the more people testing, the same and different products
    the better the quality of information the site will have

    dont need a tank
    a spare bucket and power head will do
    pick a product, make additions based on guidelines
    and test

    it would be great in future when the next person posts about Purple Up for example
    if we have a source of information as to what exactly prolonged use of Purple Up could do to a persons parameters ( if they decide to dose blind as Purple up is cheap compared to the cost of 3 test kits)


    Steve
     
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  10. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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    +100000000000000 There's so much we don't know about these additives and it wouldn't take much to figure a lot of it out.
     
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    Subscribed. Can't wait for the results.
     
  12. makeshiftcrew

    makeshiftcrew Gigas Clam

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    Agreed! And so I begin...I will start tomorrow