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Old 02-17-2011, 03:52 PM   #41
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So there u go good article just line up the test tubes cutting the water in half each solution till you get your reading then buy a bucket of salt and let the changing begin should take a week and u will have it recovered
On it. Waiting the 5 min....
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #42
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Ok.

50% - 80 ppm x 2 -160 PPM
25% - 40 PPM x 4 = 160 PPM
12.5% - 20 PPM x 8 = 160 PPM

At least I know where I am!

This was an API test kit. Since Salifert only uses 1 ml, it's trickier...though I could if i wanted to since I have a 5ml syringe just for testing...but This works for me. I feel better now that I know
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:29 PM   #43
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Like I said, stop wasting money and salt, and restart from scratch. Throw all the water away, gonna be much easier that way.
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Like I said, stop wasting money and salt, and restart from scratch. Throw all the water away, gonna be much easier that way.
How would that play out with all my livestock?
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Keep them in a bucket with a PH and some of the water you are currently using, if they have not died yet they most likely will be ok. Get some new water in there, and acclimate them once temp and salinity is at proper levels. I would say about 12-24 hours.
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You figure he should start a new cycle with coral and inverts?
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His LR is already cured, there will no cycle. All he has to do is get his temp and salinity in place and he is good to start adding to it.
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Keep them in a bucket with a PH and some of the water you are currently using, if they have not died yet they most likely will be ok. Get some new water in there, and acclimate them once temp and salinity is at proper levels. I would say about 12-24 hours.
That is a not a good solution on a number of fronts. A) The livestock are doing fine. I think they have lived with high nitrates and got used to it B) That's a lot of buckets (&water) for all my LR C) Making that much water is just a huge deal as I'd need to buy more tubs.

I"m already in for the salt. It's got to come down. That's just logic. I'm willing to keep changing water as long as I start to see the nitrates decline.
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Maybe some of the coral is feeding off the nitrates i believe xenia does im sure there is others
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