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Old 05-18-2010, 04:29 PM   #271
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I had to get rid of the bicolor he was killing my Chromis he has already killed 2 and was trying to kill a third. The LFS has not been able to get rid of there Diamond Gobies so they were will to give me an even trade. So I took it. The gobie should only benefit me
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:10 PM   #272
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Weekly Test Results. Did a water change of 10g on Monday and will do another one Thursday

Nitrates 10ppm
Phosphates 0
DKH 8.6
Mag 1230
PH 8.3
Calcium 450
SG 1.023



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Old 05-19-2010, 08:24 PM   #273
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Should I worry about my magnesium and dkh levels running a little low?
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:04 PM   #274
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BBBBBBBBBBBB...you are paranoid!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:22 PM   #275
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I hate to sound like everyone else... chill for a bit man.
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I know how he feels. I like to know EXACTLY what to expect, especially when dropping serious $$$. I am getting my major in electrical engineering and that sort of stuff WILL make you ANAL about details! This is how I first started off a year ago. I calmed down a bit and sure enough, things improved.

Bavass..Looking good. Everything is looking good. You just need to grab a beer and sit back. Youll see, wait a month or two and youll see everything will be just fine so long as you take the advice from the pros here. I am pretty lazy with my tank (15% PWC ever 1.5-2weeks or so) and this in a small 20g. I just keep to strict feeding and RO/DI water. I need to step up the husbandry now that I have acroporas though...

Just wait, we will all be laughing about this 2 months from now while we look at your nice tank!

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Should I worry about my magnesium and dkh levels running a little low?
They don't look low to me. You alkalinity looks fine and your magnesium may be a tad low, but nothing to do anything about, in my book. Rule of thumb for magnesium is it should be 3x your calcium level, which for 450 ppm calcium would be around 1350. When you figure in possible testing errors, you're not that far off.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:48 AM   #278
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I was asking because I know everything has its place and its all a balance. I am trying to sit back have a bourbon and chill. It is tuff to do. I feel I am so close yet so far! Thanks for the help I will keep updating hoping someone can use this thread later with the same problem!
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Sounds good... and if there is a major change that's when you take action till then just go with the flow
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OK kick me if you want to, LOL! I am sitting at work thinking of things I could do to help my tank be better. Onething I was thinking is I wonder if my rock is porous enough? I know a lot of people talk about how light there rock is mine is heavy as h*&%. I dont even remember what kind it is its been so long since I bought it. One of the things I was thinking of doing to better my tank eventually was adding rubble rock to the sump. I am wondering if I should just add/or replace some rock. I know that 50lbs of it is from www.petsolutions.com called Reef Rock. The other 50lbs I am not sure of. Sorry I am always reading and brainstorming about my tank. If you look at this pic from Nov thats 100-110lbs of rock

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