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Old 11-08-2011, 04:13 PM   #291
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I also believe that API sells a master reef kit though that tests the hardness, calcium, phosphates and magnesium. Both of the master kits are about 20-25$
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:22 PM   #293
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about 32-35$ here in the midwest.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:22 PM   #294
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Lol. Pic 10 is a hammer coral- purple/green. It's about 13 heads last I counted.

Which clams do you want? I have a maxima and a croacea clam. The maximas are more expensive but have a lot brighter coloring.
I really haven't started to research them yet. I just want one that is gorgeous. LOL Because my tank is so small, I need to stick to one that wont grow too large too fast.
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There's an API master kit. It has ph, ammonia nitrites and nitrates. The test I bought separately.
That is the "Saltwater Master" kit. They also make the "Reef Master" kit wich has Calcium, KH, Phosphate and Nitrate. Whey they put nitrate in both is beyond me but..... I have both and then I bought the Elos magnesium test kit.

Jodi, did you say you dose iodine? You didn't list that you test for it. How do you know it needs it and how much it needs?
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:31 PM   #296
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That is the "Saltwater Master" kit. They also make the "Reef Master" kit wich has Calcium, KH, Phosphate and Nitrate. Whey they put nitrate in both is beyond me but..... I have both and then I bought the Elos magnesium test kit.

Jodi, did you say you dose iodine? You didn't list that you test for it. How do you know it needs it and how much it needs?
I have my LFS test it for me weekly at this point. But I've also read that none of the tests are truly accurate because of the way that iodine breaks down into thee different compounds in the tank so they test results don't account for all three compounds. Or something like that. I only dose with iodine once a week and it based off the recommendations of the bottle and the test result of the LFS.
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10-4 I figured based on your skill level and the way your tank looks you wouldn't be one to throw something in without knowing for sure first. LOL
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10-4 I figured based on your skill level and the way your tank looks you wouldn't be one to throw something in without knowing for sure first. LOL
Lol. I don't know about skill levels.

Here's an article I read on iodine in the aquarium. There are a few others as well. Will post em when I find them again
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2003/3/chemistry
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Ok. I'm officially mad at my yellow tang. I know they are only semi aggressive but enough is enough. He has been a tank bully since day one. Last night I noticed him picking on my clown! This morning guess what - my clown was dead. This tang is coming out! On top of that- my buddy's yellow tang killed his banners last night. What the heck is going on???
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Sorry for your loss on the clown. And sorry to hear bout the tang.
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