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Old 07-12-2011, 11:15 AM   #151
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Ok, sounds like you have a solid plan.

It takes a bit of tweaking and all but you can get those trates down to 0 eventually.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:48 PM   #152
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Yeah fortunately for me, I joined this site before I acquired this 125g, when I was upgrading my 20l.... Thanks to the members of this site, and more importantly a few specifics I'm happy to say that I feel I've got the processes down to a t... But I just used up the rest of my salt and don't get paid till next friday so its more of a waiting game. I just finished a 17.5g pwc....so I'd imagine it should help a bit. I'm thinking once I get my trates back down to 0 and my refugium back to 100%, I shouldn't see anymore spikes like this....hopefully thanks a ton for all the help
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #153
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Ok so I have Red Sea liquid test kit and the test strips, just outta curiousity I tested with the test strips after the liquid test. My liquid test is somewhere around 40 for trates, the test strips say I'm around 20.... Off to petco to have them test my water
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:11 PM   #154
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I'm not surprised, the test strips are so unreliable. The red sea nitrate test is actually pretty accurate, I used to use it.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:28 PM   #155
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I'm about 95% sure the strips are wrong but I'm hoping for this once the liquid test is wrong somehow, good news is I just realized I have more money than I thought heading to petco for testing and to pick up a 50g bag of salt
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Ok so petco used the 5-1 test strip, I know they are unreliable for the most part but their readings were as follows
Ammo-0
Trites-0
Trates-20 (the color was identical to both my test strip kits)

Either way I picked up a bag of salt so I've got enough for 4 pwc's if needed, it needs to last me a week....I think I'm ok now

****edit**** Carey I def have to say I'm sorry again about your fishies, this is a minor issue in terms of problems but it had me soo worried, I don't know what I'd do if my fish started dying..I'd be hysterical...I couldn't do it
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #157
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Good deal.

I hate when the stores use those strips, it's like yeah, I know what mine said, but I wanted an accurate number from YOU lol.

I think youre set with 4 available pwc's for the week. Covers you in case of some tragic occurrence.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:03 PM   #158
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Yeah I def agree, but I can understand where they are coming from when using strips, obviously a lot cheaper and faster for them
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Here's a pic of my left stand door... Decided to organize it and make places for eveything..sorry for the sideways pic...don't know why it went sideways...oh well

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In the above pic you'll notice that there's a piece of paper, that's my color-guide for my power cords. Used nail-polish to color code all of them..a lot easier now to pick out a needed cord. Below is obviously my left side that I cut and place a 2x4 shelf in, gonna paint it black just so it blends in.comments, as always, are welcome

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