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Old 08-28-2006, 08:02 AM   #11
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Ihave a blue and white T6 superlux.

What are you trying to light acclimate? Not shur what u mean.
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Old 08-28-2006, 08:45 PM   #12
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How much are you changing out when you do a water change? personally I would do about 4.5 gal. every 2 weeks.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:01 PM   #13
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i do water changes every 20 days
I guess everyone does things differently but I do a 12% PWC every week. I might add that my calcium levels were still too low to promote coraline algae growth.

You MUST test for calcium & alkalinity to have an idea as what the levels actually are. Water changes are good but you may not always get what you anticipated. I didn't.

I put 3 large pieces of lr into my tank from the lfs. They were 75% covered in deep purple coraline. After 1 month the coraline had not expanded to the other Fiji rock which was basically brown. I eventually ordered a few more test kits and found that despite my weekly PWC's the calcium levels remained low. Two weeks after elevating my calcium & alkalinity levels and I have tiny pink dots forming everywhere. I can't wait to see what a month or two will bring.

I'd rather not dose my tank but for whatever reason it appears necessary. Next stop is the kalkwasser express.
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:50 PM   #14
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alright
thx for the info
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