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Old 08-24-2010, 06:56 AM   #61
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things are looking good..
PH 8.4
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate ( i think its 1.. the card goes from 0ppm to 5ppm in one colour step.)

going to try a fish this weekend..
and just went CRAZY on aptasia with the ap-x
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Watch out to much aiptasia X will raise your PH levels.
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Are PWC the only way to bring down Ph?
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:15 PM   #64
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you can also add some RO Water ive heard..
and i dont mind if the ph raises a little bit as i will be doing a PWC before adding any livestock anyway.. so i can adjust it a bit.

thats why i would like to get a good handle on the aptasia before adding anything to my tank.. it appears that peppermint shrimp are quite hard to get here in melbourne.
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during a re-design of my tank tonight.. i decided to knife and blaze some of the larger apitasia that i had..

will monitor the results.. but a word of warning.. the larger ones can spit what feels like acid onto your skin and eyes.. bad juju
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Are PWC the only way to bring down Ph?
There are lots of ways to reduce PH. But the safest way is a PWC. Any acidic solution will bring your ph down. Club soda, and anything with CO2 in it. vinegar, but the real effort is to keep it up to ~8.2-8.4 ppm's in out saltwater tanks.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:33 PM   #67
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during a re-design of my tank tonight.. i decided to knife and blaze some of the larger apitasia that i had..

will monitor the results.. but a word of warning.. the larger ones can spit what feels like acid onto your skin and eyes.. bad juju
Whoa, dont cut, rip, pull, smush those aiptasias! They will start new anemone from each piece you create! Keep using the aiptasia X and take it easy. Monitor your pH and stop using the stuff when it begins to drop. Can you take out the rock/s that have the jerks on them?

Also, killing too many at once may cause an ammonia spike...

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Whoa, dont cut, rip, pull, smush those aiptasias! They will start new anemone from each piece you create! Keep using the aiptasia X and take it easy. Monitor your pH and stop using the stuff when it begins to drop. Can you take out the rock/s that have the jerks on them?

Also, killing too many at once may cause an ammonia spike...

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Sorry Matt,
should have made that clearer.. During the re Design of my Rock only tank i took out the rocks that had the buggers on them and flamed / torched then removed the bigger ones.. and torched the area again...

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Red face

Ok folks! Another ID if possible and a photo of my new reef rock setup.

this guy has me stumped.. hes got a cupped disk and really short fingers.. is he an aiptasia trying to trick me? they are crafty buggers..


and heres the way my reef face looks now.. i think im getting closer to a natural looking reef.. the wife doesnt like it tho.. i managed to half hide her 2 fav rocks.. but then again i am male.. so this was bound to happen.
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That is a Paly or a Zoa. Good little guys but don't touch them without gloves as they have a powerful neurotoxin.
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