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Old 09-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #221
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I've recently had a koralia start running in reverse. Interestingly enough if I flip the power switch a few times it'll start going the right way again until the power is shut off again. Might need a good grill cleaning or something.

I've never seen acans or rics look that nice at any LFS around here. I thought they were ugly before those pictures you posted lol.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:47 AM   #222
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Most of my powerheads are koralias. I have 2 that will go in reverse, which is sadly frequent because of my constant brownouts. I just unplug them and slightly plug them in as the first return of power doesn't correct the issue. I just keep barely plugging them in until they run in the correct direction and I just push the plug in the rest of the way.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:51 AM   #223
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Ya I removed the problem powerheads from my wavemaker and just have them running full time. Thanks for the compliments . So any suggestions on raising KH?
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #224
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Most of my powerheads are koralias. I have 2 that will go in reverse, which is sadly frequent because of my constant brownouts. I just unplug them and slightly plug them in as the first return of power doesn't correct the issue. I just keep barely plugging them in until they run in the correct direction and I just push the plug in the rest of the way.
Yea I have the same problem when my power goes out they start up going backwards, and I figured out that it was a cause to the death of my yellow tang.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #225
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Yea I have the same problem when my power goes out they start up going backwards, and I figured out that it was a cause to the death of my yellow tang.
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Raising KH? Anyone?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:10 AM   #227
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Raising KH? Anyone?
Isnt there an additive used to raise kh?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #228
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Carbonate hardness can be raised with some for of Alkalinity boost. Or you can simply add baking soda. Raising alkalanity also raises pH. Many aquarium boosters have the appropriate amount of acid to lower pH the same amount so only the Alkalanity goes up. If I had pH low I would go baking soda route.
Another term is BUFFER. Alkalanity is pH buffer. High alk indicates that it takes more acid to change pH so the pH swings will be less.
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Thanks ingy, I'll try the baking soda method. What sort of quantity should be used? I will look into it online after work but being at work I don't have time. I have a 55g obviously and my KH has tanked to about 5-6 so I'd like to slowly raise it to 9 or 10 depending on how my ph reacts. I'm thinking of mixing it into my top off water.
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How often do you water change? Water changes bring the KH back up. I have a product by seachem that raises alkalinity but really only used it once.

I think doing the water changes more often is more natural and doesn't effect pH as much.
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