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Old 06-15-2015, 02:17 PM   #401
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so did salinity drop or does it need another fresh water water change
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:30 PM   #402
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so did salinity drop or does it need another fresh water water change

Sad to say it doesn't look like it has dropped at all! I'm going to re calibrate the refractometer to make sure.

Also going to find some videos on how to use the reef kit I have it's a Red Sea kit and it makes no sense to me


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Refractometer is spot on 0 with RODI so it is calibrated correctly


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Update: doing another 1/2 gallon change this morning. Will test salinity a little later.


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Got bored and had to use YouTube to figure out this Red Sea kit.

Here's my figures:
Alkalinity: 9.8dKH 3.5Meq/L
Calcium: 430ppm
Magnesium: 1480ppm

Awesome! I have no idea what those numbers mean but I did the tests lol



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What about salinity?

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I was just about to update that! After my 1/2 gallon change earlier my salinity is now down 1.022. Much better than where it was. No idea how the first 1/2 gallon had no affect then this though oh well


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that's why testing salinity should wait till tomorrow give the water a chance to fully cycle in tank , I'm sure your am reading will different

your other #s are right on the money
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Got bored and had to use YouTube to figure out this Red Sea kit.

Here's my figures:
Alkalinity: 9.8dKH 3.5Meq/L
Calcium: 430ppm
Magnesium: 1480ppm

Awesome! I have no idea what those numbers mean but I did the tests lol



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Good numbers!
Try not to let alkalinity go much lower.
Up to 11 is ok IMO
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that's why testing salinity should wait till tomorrow give the water a chance to fully cycle in tank , I'm sure your am reading will different

your other #s are right on the money

Thanks I'll retest in the morning.

Good to know my numbers are in a good range!


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