Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-10-2014, 09:07 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_X View Post
My anemones did not show any signs of discomfort. I had 4 bubble tips at the time and they didn't skip a beat. That doesn't mean we have different issues. Always remember that just because things are expensive, doesn't mean they are precise. This is not studying medicine. These test kits and solutions are not pharmaceutical grade...this is a hobby. There will be margins of error that are more than we expect. If two salt mixes are off, who knows what element is lacking? I didn't test my water, I just changed salts, and my problem disappeared.

Well put sir and I appreciate your perspective. I'm sure you can at least appreciate the frustration I am going through 😕...
__________________

__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:09 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Oscarr19's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,036
I'm not sure whether to give fluval another crack or switch salts.
__________________

__________________
Oscarr19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:10 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dmolavi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sewell, NJ
Posts: 2,123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oscarr19 View Post
I'm not sure whether to give fluval another crack or switch salts.
Same here with RSCP...I've barely made a dent in the bucket. I wonder if my LFS would take it back. I doubt it...Craigslist, here I come
__________________
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
dmolavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:11 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmolavi View Post
Same here with RSCP...I've barely made a dent in the bucket. I wonder if my LFS would take it back. I doubt it...Craigslist, here I come

Ehhhhh I would call your LFS first and then RC. Ethically, don't you think it would/could be setting someone new to the hobby up for failure?
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:11 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Oscarr19's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmolavi View Post
Same here with RSCP...I've barely made a dent in the bucket. I wonder if my LFS would take it back. I doubt it...Craigslist, here I come

Funny thing is, I was actually thinking of changing to RSCP lol

Maybe I'll try Reef crystals.
__________________
Oscarr19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:13 PM   #16
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I had a bad batch of oceanic one time. It mixed very cloudy. None before and none after have had even a hint of cloudiness.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:13 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oscarr19 View Post
Funny thing is, I was actually thinking of changing to RSCP lol

Maybe I'll try Reef crystals.

My LFS swears by RSCP. I will be switching to IO Reef Crystals during this transition for the time being.
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:15 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dmolavi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sewell, NJ
Posts: 2,123
I'm going to wait a few days with no lights and phosguard to see if the algae goes away, and stays away. My feeding isn't aggressive by any means.

I should note that the issue didn't get worse until I did a series of large changes...but again, the new lights were put in at nearly the same time.

If the problem goes, and stays, away, I'll exonerate the salt mix. I'll know more by this time next week...
__________________
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
dmolavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:15 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmolavi View Post
I'm going to wait a few days with no lights and phosguard to see if the algae goes away, and stays away. My feeding isn't aggressive by any means.

I should note that the issue didn't get worse until I did a series of large changes...but again, the new lights were put in at nearly the same time.

If the problem goes, and stays, away, I'll exonerate the salt mix. I'll know more by this time next week...

Good luck once again! I'm fighting more than algae, and can hopefully successfully get through this.
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
What I do is use a different salt each time I go to the lfs. My theory is, what one salt lacks, another makes up for. If something stings me, like the Fluval did, I am reluctant to try it again.
As far as setting someone up for failure....they mix this stuff in giant vats and bucket it up and ship it out. They don't have to worry about the FDA coming to inspect...as a matter of fact, does anyone come and inspect this industry?
I don't think you do things purposely, but I do think there is a lack of quality control.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.