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Old 02-07-2014, 09:59 PM   #11
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Sorry for the delay in response.
Nitrates are 20
Nitrites are 0
Alk is 180
pH is 7.8
Ammonia is 0
Temp is 76.4
Salinity is 1.023


My RBTA is doing much better, has moved from its original spot. No besides another piece of tentacle falling off the day after my initial post! there hasn't been anymore
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:07 PM   #12
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And to clarify, my tank has been set for adding "life" to it for 6 months. I wasn't including the cycling phase
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:56 AM   #13
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PH is Too Low,
Raise your salinity to 1.025
Nitrates are WAYYYYY TO HIGH Get them down to >5
If you do this it may live, in its current state it will perish
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:54 PM   #14
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I don't know, cause with my test strips it tells that those are the right levels
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:01 PM   #15
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I don't know, cause with my test strips it tells that those are the right levels
Your test strip doesn't care about what's in your tank. Reserch the species you want not what highly inaccurate test strips tell you. Also, go buy a quality liquid test kit. Especially if you want to keep a nem.

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:40 PM   #16
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I follow liveaquaria for my info, and only my pH seems to be low, which I've tried stabilizing with a buffer but it didn't seem to help I guess. I'll do another dose. I've already thought of doing liquid test kits but not really sure what brand is best. Any recommendations?
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I follow liveaquaria for my info, and only my pH seems to be low, which I've tried stabilizing with a buffer but it didn't seem to help I guess. I'll do another dose. I've already thought of doing liquid test kits but not really sure what brand is best. Any recommendations?
Red sea test kits are great

Vivid aquariums is a much better authority on tank parameters than live aquaria.

pH buffers have the potential to kill everything in your tank if used improperly. Raising the salinity will also raise the pH by a small amount. Also, some water changes with a proper salt mix should help. Your nitrates are also still too high.
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First of all, stop dosing for ph. You are chasing a number you'll never reach and only emptying your wallet. This usually leads to more problems than it solves. I did the exact same thing, and I regret it heavily. If you want a raise in ph, point a powerhead at the surface of the water to get more oxygen into the system. Please keep in mind that ph will also remain low during winter months while our heaters are running for the same reason...only for ph to rise in the spring when we open our windows and doors.

In terms of liquid test kits, an API master test kit will suit your needs of testing for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and ph. If you are interested in continuing to test for alkalinity, you should look into test kits by red sea, or even hanna checkers which are my personal favorite. They are a bit pricier, but are actually accurate and won't lead you down roads of unnecessary dosing and other such common mistakes.
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Thanks to the both of you I was actually interested in both API and Red Sea for test kits hahaha. Right now I have Tetra test strips, once I use those up I'll be going for liquid.

Also, I'm going to be closing down my tank soon to get prepared/ready for a Sea Horse tank. Any ideas/advice on?
I know some don't agree with having sea horse captive, I don't agree with either. But I'd really love to have some in my care
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I love seahorses too and I've been half contemplating a display refugium for them. However they are some of the most difficult creatures there are to take care of.
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