Day after 40% PWC
(I've added lots of sand, this has reduced the amount of water in the system, I didn't mean to do such a big change).
Replacement water mixed to 1.023. pH of replacement 8.3
Tank readings after 12 hours:
: 420 (first time I've ever gotten it up this high with Instant Ocean salt).
: <5ppm (between 0 and 5).
I haven't measured dKh
yet. I'm assuming no phosphates in RC salt, but I'll check that too.
Over the last one month, I've gone from NO3
ranging from 10ppm to 20ppm, from PWC
, to now being under 5 (and dropping), just from adding a few more inches of LS
. Honestly, the LS
depth varies from 2" at one end, to as deep as 6" in some places - my fish keep moving it around. There was such a cloudy sandstorm after I added the sand, I figured I'd wait awhile to even it out, but its working "as-is", so rather than even out the sand, I'll probably add more to the shallow areas.
180G build thread
180G All-glass with dual megaflows in a custom stand
AquaC EV-180 skimmer
250 pounds LR
160 pounds aragonite
Custom acrylic sump from GlassCages.com
2xPCX-40 return pumps
2x250MH 14K, 2x175MH 14K - PFO lighting, 2x65W PC
No-name 36W UV
Water General 125GPH RO/DI