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Old 08-24-2011, 01:11 PM   #961
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Thanks Carey

So much for sleep today. phosphates, akalinity and copper were the ones I couldn't remember. What a bout Idodine and the others stronium and stuff? With it being a reef tank should I get those too or do you think those can wait?

While I'm at it I should get my grocery shopping list together for them too. There's alot alot there. So here's a loaded question? How much money do you budget for food every month?

K. Gonna research some test kits, then do my tests and posts. (Think I'm procastinating taking the tests lol)
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:15 PM   #962
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I don't dose for iodine or strontium so i don't test those. Always remember if you dose something make sure you have a test kit for it.

I tend to buy alot of food since I have so many tanks BUT I have about 14 packages of frozen food on haand, some NLS flake, and some NLS pellets. I feed my big tank frozen concoctions every other day and pellets and flake everyday.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:48 PM   #963
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pH tester opinions please?

Anyone want to give me there opinions on this tester? Experiences wouuld be with it would be great too thank?

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Old 08-24-2011, 01:51 PM   #964
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I was looking at that one the other day wishing I had the money for it. LOL

It got 19 5 star reviews so it looks good.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #965
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pH tester opinions please

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I like the first one
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:45 PM   #967
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Think I'm gonna try to do a poll, cause don't FW test for pH too?
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:48 PM   #968
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Test Results

Temp: 80.8
Salinity: 1.024
Ammonia: 0
pH: 8.2
NO2: 40
NO3: 0

Looks like next friday or if I have time this weekend I will be adding livestock.

However before I do that, I have my Fluval 405 canister running with the orignial stuff it came with, and I have my Emperor 400, running with filter floss.

Is there anything I need to change or do with these filters prior to adding livestock?

And I used purple up to see if I had dead spots but I wasn't able to see how that would help as I didn't really see anything much and the water didn't cloud up either. Should I do that again?
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:30 PM   #969
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You need to shake the bottle up really well. I use the cloud to show me where my jets are pushing the water.

You could put the filter media from the hang on into the canister though, just to make sure the bacteria is still hanging in there.

In my canister on my 55g I have biomedia, carbon and filter floss pads. thats it. And mine runs as smooth as I could possibly ask for. never had any nitrates and even now, I gottaa admit this, I haven't cleaned the fluval out in a month and the parameters are great, there is like 5 nitrates. No ammonia or trites of course. i keep testing it and dont wanna clean it out since I have the blue tang in there qt'ing. I figure it's working well so I';ll just leave it til I sell it. Which is gonna have to be somewhat soon. :-(
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Hears a bit of a weird thought whit your ni3 test when your reading was 80 the lfs was 10 right. So if that holds true then your new reading of 40 should be 5 by the lfs right. Not the best idea but I think it has merit
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