White film on coralline

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by R34dawn, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Good points made. I think I am going to put this one to the test. I have some Tums upstairs. I am going to put it into a glass of my tank water and see what happens. Just for S and G. OMG, back to chem lab. I have not tested the Ca++, but I have been using Reef Crystals for my salt mix. I should be around 400.

    Reeron: Yup, that could have an effect, but I would be willing to be that the system is not saturated. Thus, it would only slow the reaction, not impede it totally. A reading of 450 is optimal if I am not mistaken. Readings of 600 have been reported on the threads and there has been no crystalization. And there is no CaCo3 in the system. There is Ca++ cation and carbonate anion as well as bicarbonate, which would point the vector back in my favor: DISSOLUTION!!!!! Hehehe.

    Phayes: No doubt that pH plays a part in dissolution of ionic compounds, but the difference between 7.0 and 8.0 is only 10x change. I can still play devil's advocate on that one.
     
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  3. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Yeah. I am a nerd. Big time. I was in band from the 4th grade to college. I went to band camp in high school. Three years in a row. I was in chess club. I played D&D routinely. My name is John. I am a nerd.
     
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    Helllllllllllllllooooo nerd! :)

    BTW: I shoot my Magic Missle into the dark. ;D
     
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    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Dude, what was a magic missle's damage? I seem to remember 1d4+1 per level? And I believe it was a 1st level magic user's spell. I still have all my first edition books somewhere. Even the Dieties and Demigods WITH cthulu.

    I'd better shut up now.