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Old 02-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #61
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I believe it looks like an 8.

Here's the tank today. I had a malfunction/almost electrical fire with the canister filter the other day, so filtration is awful right now. That's why I haven't added the shrimp yet.
Looks like an 8, sorry to hear about the canister mishap. Are you using anything for water movement?
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Duh, just saw the hob filter in your pic.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #63
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Duh, just saw the hob filter in your pic.
It was definitely a learning experience! No more canister. I have the HOB on the front. I also have this one:



That needs quite a bit of cleaning. The carbon needs replacing, also. Think that's something I should do? Is 8 good for my PH?
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It was definitely a learning experience! No more canister. I have the HOB on the front. I also have this one:

That needs quite a bit of cleaning. The carbon needs replacing, also. Think that's something I should do? Is 8 good for my PH?
8.2 is where you want your PH. Do you have any marine buffer.
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8.2 is where you want your PH. Do you have any marine buffer.
I do not. I actually am not real sure what that is. I have some API ph up I think.
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I do not. I actually am not real sure what that is. I have some API ph up I think.
Don't use that. This is what you need to pick up.
http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...ineBuffer.html
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Don't use that. This is what you need to pick up.
http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...ineBuffer.html
Okay. Awesome. Thanks. My lfs carries it. When I have a chance I will get some. May be a few days before i can.
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Okay. Awesome. Thanks. My lfs carries it. When I have a chance I will get some. May be a few days before i can.
No problem! Glad to help.
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What do you think about using pure ammonia for the cycle?
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It was definitely a learning experience! No more canister. I have the HOB on the front. I also have this one:

That needs quite a bit of cleaning. The carbon needs replacing, also. Think that's something I should do? Is 8 good for my PH?
Don't use carbon in your reef tank, it leeches phosphates back into your water.
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