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Old 08-16-2012, 01:40 PM   #11
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Yes i run all tests with every new bucket the bucket i am using now is 2 weeks old
Thanks, I'm having different results. I'm getting 2ppm ammonia in freshly mixed salt. I suppose it could be the container, it's definitely not the source water. I guess I'll rinse the container and pour some fresh RO/DI water in the container and let it aerate and see what it tests at.

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So forty TDS would that be parts per thousand?
TDS is measured in parts per million.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #12
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I will mix some up tonight when I get home from work and report the results. Just fyi, I mix in a home depot bucket.
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So I added 5 gallons of RO/DI water to my mixing can and turned on the mag-drive 7 pimp I use for mixing...waited 2 hours and tested the freshwater. The readings were 0 ammonia, so it's not the source water and it's not the mixing container, only leaves one thing it could be....the salt.

I already had a bucket of reef crystals coming from foster & smith, will be here tomorrow, so it wasn't that big a deal, but if you use the red sea coral pro salt...watch your levels. I probably got some out of a bad batch.
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So I added 5 gallons of RO/DI water to my mixing can and turned on the mag-drive 7 pimp I use for mixing...waited 2 hours and tested the freshwater. The readings were 0 ammonia, so it's not the source water and it's not the mixing container, only leaves one thing it could be....the salt.

I already had a bucket of reef crystals coming from foster & smith, will be here tomorrow, so it wasn't that big a deal, but if you use the red sea coral pro salt...watch your levels. I probably got some out of a bad batch.
+1 reefcrystals been using 5 years no issues yet
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:00 PM   #15
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Sorry that I am a week and a half late in getting back to this thread, but I did an ammonia test yesterday on my newly mixed red sea coral pro water and my ammonia read 0. Just fyi.
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