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Old 11-07-2011, 09:12 AM   #11
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Unless you are getting your ocean water from off shore then you will probably have a lot of nasty stuff in it. The shore line is like a skimmer where the water gets cleaned. Another thing is going out in a boat to get it unless it is pumped from underneath is just as bad because a lot of the pollution is on the surface. I know people that use ocean water but they are near a public aquarium that actually has a station that people use to get it. It is run through a filter as it comes out.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:14 AM   #12
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It's real ocean water from off shore and pumped from deep clean water. I live in LA so the stores all have ocean water available.

The fish are still alive...

At night I left the LED moon lights on, is that okay? The tank light said that's what it's for...but at 4am I happened to wake up and saw them swimming around and wondered if they're unable to sleep because of it?

KH is something hardness. It's in my reef test kit.

Is it okay to have high calcium?
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #13
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You want your calcium lvs to be between 400-500. If you're using the API master reef, you'll be adding around 20-25 drops before your test is done. Also the lunar lights I only leave mine on for 2-3hrs after lights out. My DT ( display tank) main lights come on at 930am and off at 830pm. Then the lunar comes on and are off by 11pm.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:53 PM   #14
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Okay I'll put a timer on mine this evening after work

I so appreciate all of y'alls help!
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:17 PM   #15
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Hah my light fixture has three separate cords for each kind of light in it. Guess ill do the lights manually.

Last night I did as you do--turned off white and actinic and had the moon LED on a couple hours. Then I turned it off and it was as if they had planned what they were gonna do! Immediately they went behind the reef and went night night. It was cute.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:53 PM   #16
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What are lunar lights for exactly?
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:17 PM   #17
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Looks... Basically there to mimic moon light to extend your viewing pleasure. Doesn't really do anything for the fish or tank
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its said that they mimic moon light to give the tank a "night cycle". It helps the fish develop a sleeping cycle as well. On my deep blue fixture my led stay on even though the 4 t5's are off. You don't have to have the led to have a night cycle. Just make sure you have a good 12hr light cycle and all is well.
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How much do they charge for that ocean water u buy
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