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Old 09-03-2011, 02:51 AM   #1121
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I have the phosphate one so far, am thinking of calcium and alkalinity at some point. Really easy to use, just one button to work with. And it takes 3 minutes for an exact digital result.
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:17 PM   #1122
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I used the API for the Ammonia. I only have a pH Hannah. It good but it hurts the thumb to use. I'm planning on getting the phosphate colorimeter cause I have salifert for Alkalinity and calcium. I have another one one my list to get with the phosphate one but I don't remember which one.

I fell asleep last night, didn't get to pwc or vacuuming :-( but I was busy til 2am then laid down for a min too, except my min turned into 10 hours lol.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:47 PM   #1123
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pH

Ok so I have to run out for a while. I'm waiting for my water to reach tank temp to do my pwc.

I'm running into issues with pH.

I tested my tank 8.7 (on the right) 8.8 (on the left), yep tested both sides (from the front). Weird right?

Here's more.

I tested my tap water before RI/DI 9.1.

I tested my plain ro/di water 7.5 (shouldn't this be 7.0).

I tested my ro/di water with just the salt (Instant Ocean Reef Crystals) added and it's 8.7.

I'm using the Hanna pH Meter (pHep 4).

So now how am I gonna get my pH between 8.1 and 8.4 if just plain water and salt mix is taking it up to 8.7?

My tank's temperature fluctuates by 2 degrees consistantly every day (I have heater (back center wall) set to 77 and I get 79-81 temps (according to my digital), at the moment my digital (probe is now in bottom right - was on back right) and glass thermometer (stuck by suction cup on front left of tank) read pretty close. I have brown diatoms ALL OVER the place. Rocks are mostly brown, starting to get brown spots on glass.

Hmm so have done reading and reading and guess what.....Yep still lost. My critters are ok with this 8.7/8.8 SO far but I'm not.

Also, trying to get my lights working right, they are in manual right now cause they don't come one or go off in auto when they are supposed to, so I have more adjusting to do with the timers.

Any suggestions?

Planning on finishing up my pwc/vacuuming tonite when I get back, or should I do something with the fluval and emperor 400 first?

Thanks ya'll for all your help
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:11 AM   #1124
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Emerald Crab eating

Emerald Crab eating - YouTube

Just mute it, the tv is on in the background. oops.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:05 AM   #1125
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Looks like an under water robot
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:45 PM   #1126
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Looks like he's having a cig before his meal
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:57 AM   #1127
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White-ish stringy thingies

I have white strings stuck inside my tank on the glass and flowing with the current, some are bout 4 inches long. I looked at my tank this evening and then about 2 hours later, went over to turn off lights and WHAM there they were, all over the place. Any idea what they are? Nope sorry can't get a decent picture either :-(
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Wanna say hair algae but not 100% sure
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Wanna say hair algae but not 100% sure
That's what it sounds like to me.. don't worry as long as it in small scaled ur emerald will have somthiong to eat
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Just mute it, the tv is on in the background. oops.
I didn't mute it .. was that dr.Quinn in the background
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