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Old 01-31-2012, 02:47 PM   #31
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Yes give it some time it took me about 4 or 5 days
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #32
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I am now maxed out on everything, can't believe how quick everything changes.

Ammonia - 6.1+
Nitrite - 3.3+
Nitrate - 20/50 cant decide.

I assume soon the Ammonia will drop, then the trite but trate will stay high until I do a water change.

One question I have is my salinity has dropped a lot what can cause that? Could it be the introduction of live rock as that's all that I put in there. I did do a small top up with R/O water to replace a small amount of evap water.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #33
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What test kit are you using, out of curiosity? Those are pretty odd numbers (not in general, but just the decimals).
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:06 PM   #34
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For your salinity one reason you could be getting lower readings now is perhaps when you checked last your water wasn't fully mixed which would leave salt particles in the water giving you a false reading...did you just add newly mixed water when you tested
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What test kit are you using, out of curiosity? Those are pretty odd numbers (not in general, but just the decimals).
It's a Nutrafin master test kit.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:32 PM   #36
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For your salinity one reason you could be getting lower readings now is perhaps when you checked last your water wasn't fully mixed which would leave salt particles in the water giving you a false reading...did you just add newly mixed water when you tested
It's water from the lfs and has stayed stable until yesterday and again today. So 3 weeks of good salinity then a really low reading. It was 28 and now it's 22 quite a drop.
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Do u mean 1.028 which is a bit high if its for a coral tank try and hit about 1.025 and how much water did you add for the top off and how much water was originally in the tank
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Do u mean 1.028 which is a bit high if its for a coral tank try and hit about 1.025 and how much water did you add for the top off and how much water was originally in the tank
Sorry I meant 1.022 for the last 3 weeks. Yesterday and today it's 1.016 total tank can hold 105 litres and over three weeks have replaced less than a litre with R/O water as not had lights on so not much has evap'd.
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That's a pretty major jump did you re test it... If your using a hydrometer then you must make sure its rinsed and has no air bubbles on the needle and if you did re test then maybe you could have had a faulty reading the first time which still would be strange since its store bought ocean water which I'm pretty sure should be higher then either of your results..other then a bad reading I'm at a loss, any other opinions out there AA?
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Tested it 3 times now. The first test was done at the shop using their fancy tester. I tested it at home with my hydrometer and it was close enough to the shop reading. I have now three weeks later tested it 3 days in a row with my hydrometer and it's gone down. Might take it to the shop tomorrow for testing.
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