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Old 07-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #11
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Your nem is looking a little better. Something may have just pissed it off. I would try the weekly feedings and see if you get results, I sure have. Also a white picture would be better but those blastos look pretty healthy too. Don't forget to feed them at night if u want a lot of growth from them. Awesome coral in my opinion
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:00 PM   #12
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Your nem is looking a little better. Something may have just pissed it off. I would try the weekly feedings and see if you get results, I sure have. Also a white picture would be better but those blastos look pretty healthy too. Don't forget to feed them at night if u want a lot of growth from them. Awesome coral in my opinion
Thanks. I've been doing weekly feedings for the mini carpet for the better part of the 2 years I've have it. Maybe slacked some here and there. But I will stay on it for a couple moths & see how it does.
Didn't know I was suppose to feed blastos at night but I can do that. I will get another pic w/just white light later on today.
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Blasto w/o so much blue lights. One is white which makes make tank look yellow...?? The other is just the reg blue...I think looks better

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You could lower your salinity a bit also. .026 would be better IME.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #15
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You could lower your salinity a bit also. .026 would be better IME.
Forgot to explain that part...I have a hydrometer it's not real accurate. I do need to do my water change & top off the tank. I will take some water to the lfs for their more accurate numbers. Could the salinity make the carpet shrink up like that? If so why is he open today?
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It's higher than natural sea water, so I imagine it could be stressful just like any other parameters being out of whack. I am not saying that's your problem here, but without knowing, I would eliminate the obvious things first.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #17
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Oh & what's a better test kit? I know you've said api isn't great but I don't think I've seen anyone suggest better. I was looking on liveaquaria and api is the only one that bunches everything you need together in a kit.
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I like Salifert and Elos. You need to invest in a refractometer.
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I like Salifert and Elos. You need to invest in a refractometer.
Knew that one was coming. LOL

So...what I've been looking at...

The cheap portable on is about $50, the next one is $113, but is the pinpoint thing any good?? What kind do you use. I'll get something next week when I get paid.

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Here you go-
Refractometer for reading salinity w/ Free Calibration fluid - Bulk Reef Supply

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