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Old 05-16-2011, 06:53 PM   #21
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I use the Koralina Magnums in my tank, they are very good. Highly recommended and the price is right. Much better design than a power head for producing current and not chopping up beneficial organisms in the water column.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:56 PM   #22
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Yes I read somewhere that if you aim your powerheads to agate the surface it can slightly raise your ph. Hope this helps.
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It makes a big difference. The tank needs fresh air exchange all the time. The more the better, even though it promotes evaporation.
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I don't intend on arguing about it. I do have a minor in chemistry and understand what I am talking about. But everyone to their own opinion. Use limewater if you want the established solution, just be careful how and when you add it. I will not post anymore about it.
OK. I only quoted facts published by this guy. Maybe he doesn't know what he's talking about.
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Ph riser? Get it at a pet store. being cheap can affect u in the long run
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:11 AM   #26
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I picked up some SeaChem Reef Buffer along with Calcium, Iodine and Trace Elements supplements and mixed the appropriate amounts into a 20% water change and the result was a nice steady 8.3 pH for the last 3 days since. I'm hoping for some nice strong coral growth now.
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Kalkwasser (calcium hydroxide) dosed drop by drop over several hours is a great way. My tank is only a 24g, so I haven't bothered with it (a 5 gallon water change ever week or so isn't a big deal) but dosing kalk extremely slowly is a good way to raise both pH and calcium.

When I say slowly, I mean slowly. pH shock will kill your fish if you just dump the stuff in.

I just dose instant ocean reef accelerator in addition to regular water changes, and I've been giving away pieces of montipora for months now.
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OK. I only quoted facts published by this guy. Maybe he doesn't know what he's talking about.
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Gosh, he must be right. ;-;
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