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Old 04-27-2011, 10:25 AM   #11
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how large a water change are you doing and how often? I have phophates about that level and nitrates at 160ppm at one time took a few months of doing 50% water changes twice a week to get them down not Phosphates are 0 and nitrates are 2-5ppm. I would try a salifert test kit I used API once and just couldnt trust them for some reason
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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Been doing 20% changes. CUC consists of 7-10 blue legged hermits, 5 nassarius snails, 5 nerites, a lot of fl ceriths, a bunch of brittle stars, and 2 huge bristle worms. Gonna take a sample to LFS this am and see what a salifert test gives for a reading. Like I said originally, everything is thriving, corals are multiplying, and there is very little algae growth (just one small spot has red algae about 2 inches in diameter).
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:39 PM   #13
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make sure you are not leaving the test sit longer that it says the longer it sits the darker it will get, just a thought
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Don't take this the wrong way ,..but on the api liquid test kit,...make sure you shake up bottle #2 very,very,very well before you do your testing.....apparently the liquid in that bottle must be like oil and vinegar and needs a vigorous shaking to stabilize itself before testing.
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Will try shaking it more next time. I had to be doing something wrong with it, because I tried with the nitrate bottles that came with the reef master kit and got the same reading. LFS used a salifert kit and got little over 20 ppm, which is a lot better. Not quite where I want to be, but did a 30% PWC, and the skimmer will be here Friday.
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