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Old 06-08-2014, 03:56 PM   #81
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Have you tested the water in the trash can for po4 or to see if the cycles moving along?
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Using my API High Range test solution I get a reading of 7.8
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No not ph, you want a phosphate reading.
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Well, I only have ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and PH, I thought po4 was phosphate. I'll get a phosphate test kit tomorrow
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P04 is phosphate.
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Word of advice, don't buy the api one. It's scale goes from 0 to .25 ppm, which is about 10x to high. Especially if your planning on a reef, invest in a higher quality kit. If your planning on a reef you should also look into getting tests for calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium, I would also replace the nitrate test with a better brand if your doing a reef.
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OK, then what is High Range pH ?
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You cure dry rock outside of the tank incase it contains trapped phosphates. No need to start a huge algae bloom when you don't have to (high nitrate from the cycle + trapped phosphates = algae nightmare).

Op to your power head question, just point them at each other and turn them on. The korillias aren't capable of simulating the currents like your asking, you'd need a jaebo or vortech style pump for that.

You can connect the korillias to a controller, timed power strip or wave maker to randomize their flow.
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You can connect the korillias to a controller, timed power strip or wave maker to randomize their flow.
Yeah but there pretty much just on or off, they can't have there power adjusted or the different modes like the vortech and jaebos, at least not with that little smart wave they sell, never used a controller so not sure on that.
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I thought so, see what I mean about getting conflicting advice ? It is aggravating to say the least.
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