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Old 03-15-2012, 06:44 PM   #761
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Arrived safe and sound,....thank you Doug
Awesome! I figured it would since it was such good weather. No leaks?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #762
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Awesome! I figured it would since it was such good weather. No leaks?
No runs no drips no errors.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:26 PM   #763
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Okie dokie.., a little update regarding some water parameters and losing a few corals..... Now keep in mind that most of these corals that I've had in my tank have been growing very very well for months with no signs of anything going bad,..., then a few weeks ago I started to lose one of my hammer corals and then another,..a couple if my encrusting monti's which had bee growing unbelievably well stared to die off,.... My water parameters as of this morning are

Salinity- 1.026
Temp-79.4
Alk-10.1
Ca-400
Mg-1280
Phos-0.16
Nitrates -1.5

But ,..I did notice this morning that my bulk reef 5 stage r.i.d.o. Filter was registering a tds reading of 116 going in and 15 coming out,.... Would or could this be the cause of the corals dying? .. I did order a replacement set of filters this morning,.... All my other corals etc seem to be doing well.... Any thoughts or ideas etc would be appreciated,...thanks Dary

Ps..135 gal and i do an aprox 25 gal weekly pwc
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #764
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The higher TDS reading just shows that you need to replace probably the resin in the filter...but that value shouldn't harm corals. The nutrient levels seem a bit high...phosphate should be undetectable. Would double down on the water exchanges until values comeback into line. All tanks ebb and flow. It doesn't take much reduction in attention before it shows. That's why keeping a reef up for years is a challenge.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:42 PM   #765
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yep, as greg said, your phos is a little high. Phosphate test kits cant measure low enough for what is ideal, so a reading on it is a problem. do you use gfo? if you dont have it and dont want to buy a reactor for it (although 2 little fishies sells it for 30$), you could use chemipure elite which has some in it.
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The higher TDS reading just shows that you need to replace probably the resin in the filter...but that value shouldn't harm corals. The nutrient levels seem a bit high...phosphate should be undetectable. Would double down on the water exchanges until values comeback into line. All tanks ebb and flow. It doesn't take much reduction in attention before it shows. That's why keeping a reef up for years is a challenge.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #767
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yep, as greg said, your phos is a little high. Phosphate test kits cant measure low enough for what is ideal, so a reading on it is a problem. do you use gfo? if you dont have it and dont want to buy a reactor for it (although 2 little fishies sells it for 30$), you could use chemipure elite which has some in it.
I'm using the red sea reef foundation test kits and yes I'm using gfo and chemipure elite... Maybe just not enough
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #768
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BRS has a nice calculator on their website to determine the proper amounts of carbon and gfo.
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BRS has a nice calculator on their website to determine the proper amounts of carbon and gfo.
Ill look into that .., thanks
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i also like my purigen, that might help. maybe its time to replace the gfo or something.
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