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Old 08-29-2009, 08:50 PM   #11
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Tell me what your PH is right before the lights go out in the evening. IMO the two most stable tangs is the yellow tang and the yellow eyed kole tang. I have both of them along with a scopas tang.
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Your ph may be low because you dkh is so low. that it the buffer that provides stability to your ph
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Can you give us a PH reading tonite before the lights go out?
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Thank you so much for your advice. I took PH 1hr before lights go out and it was 8.4..... so as usual - you are correct!.

I added the existing clown and the bubble tip Sunday. Acclimated them about 3hrs (float method). They both are doing great.

Later this week I am going to get 3 chromis.... then a month after that I will get 2 tangs.... Mike, I will look up the ones you have and see if I like them.

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Next question is I need to get my Calcium up... it's about 320 right now....... any recommendations?
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What type salt mix are you using? I`m thinking with that reading it`s Instant Ocean. You might have to supplement calcium with that salt mix. Not that IO is inferior to any other salt mix. They have their pros and cons. I use Oceanic which keeps my calcium around 450-480. But the con for that is the alk is kind of low. Let me know what type you are using and I know that alot of folks use some type 2 part calcium solution but I cant remember what the name is. Maybe kurt will see this and let us know.
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LOL -- Right again! I'm using IO. I'm buying the 200Gal box mix from Dr foster for like $38... Can't beat it

I have "Tropic Marin" BIO-Calcium that I bought and used a couple times on my smaller tank... I would add to the small return in the back of the tank. Problem was the calcium never stayed up and I would have to do it every week.
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IMO, IO is great salt, good for the money even though some things need to be added. That supplement should work. I used to use pickling lime to up my calcium, comes in handy when you get an aiptasia problem too. Problem with that is that it will mess with your ph. I use kent marine liquid calcium now.
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