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Old 03-29-2013, 05:53 PM   #171
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Your tank looks awesome!
Well, thank you madam!
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #172
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So I didn't realize there was a value to let air out that has a plus or minus thing on it. Call me what you want right now... I totally feel like a dork anyway. Blah!!! Problem with the skimmer fixed. Still have tiny micro bubbles. Hopefully they will go away on its own!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:47 PM   #173
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Question: what are the lighting recommendations? Meaning when the full blast lights should be on... When regular lights and antics on...
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:51 PM   #174
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Quick update: So I placed a 90 degree PVC pipe with a coupling on the skimmer to move the water flow in an other direction and my bubbles seemed to clear. That and adjusting the valves on the skimmer itself. It was still over bubbling. So far I've been scrubbing my tank daily on diatoms. Got a goby to swift the sand but he's been shy lately. So far everything has been good.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #175
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Question: my phosphate is off the charts!!! 0.08ppm my Ph is a bit on the low side of 7.8... What can I do to lower the PH? I picked up a PH buffer from seachem... But not sure how to accurately and safely raise the PH.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:12 PM   #176
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #177
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Personally I don't worry about pH. I check it, but I worry about Alk. I add Alk buffer every 5 days to my ATO and adding that also raises my pH.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #178
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Personally I don't worry about pH. I check it, but I worry about Alk. I add Alk buffer every 5 days to my ATO and adding that also raises my pH.
What about in the realm of phosphates being high? Wouldn't raising the PH help?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #179
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Sorry but I thought you were kidding about the phosphates. Personally I don't think 0.08 is very high.
Until I took my Hanna checker out of the box I used API tests, and couldn't really tell between 0 and .1. Now my checker usually reads 0 but I did have a spike to 0.06 a few weeks ago. Went right back to 0.
Some food has phosphates in it to enhance colours. Apparently corals can absorb it as well and it enhances their colours too (phosphorescence).
I'd it keeps climbing I'd start to get concerned but I don't think your there yet.
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Hmm... That could be it. I should cut back on feeding. I've been feeding them new life spectrum every day, some nori (about once a week) and live food for the clam and corals. May have to see what's in them now that you mention it. Thanks for your help ingy.
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