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Old 07-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #11
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5 gallons or RO water is like 3 bucks at the store. If you can't afford an RODI unit you could just go fill a couple of jugs like I do every week. Just part of grocery shopping now...

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What store exactly I have a "food basic " " no frills " and Walmart ...the pet stores around here dose not sell water .... I'm not in the US I'm in Canada. So unless it's a store in the above list then no I can't get water that cheep
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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Phosphate inhibits calcification, which is the process of hard corals building their skeletons. Since you only mentioned soft corals being in your tank you probably wouldn't see much of an effect from higher phosphates, except maybe for excessive algae growth.
No excessive algae growth unless I don't clean my glass for like a week, I only clean the front glass so the snails and urchin have plenty to eat , even then I would not call it excessive. Now you mentioned the calcification of corals, coraline algae is a calcified type of algae correct ? That grows fast in my tank , to the point I was worried about my power heads and ran them under how water to kill it off :-/
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #13
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It also depends on the corals. Most hard corals will not tolerate over.05 phosphates, others can tolerate more. That is why a Hanna meter makes sense, it can accurately measure levels lower than those you can see with a standard test kit.
Where can I find a Hanna meter ? I haven't seen them in any of the stores I've been to :-/
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If you are looking for a phosphate hanna go with the 736 its more accurate. They sell them at aquacave.com $48.99
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If you are looking for a phosphate hanna go with the 736 its more accurate. They sell them at aquacave.com $48.99
I have never heard of or seen a bulk reef supply in Ontario, let alone Canada 0_o , I'll try the online place
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Excellent I'll give them a look , I have had problems in the past with sites like these only shipping to the US
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