Alright, this may be a silly question but I've got to ask it. I have to use Kent Marine Buffer to get my pH to 8.2 (I use RO
water). I have to replace about 1.5 cups of evaporated water everyday. Should the freshwater that I replace it with have the Kent Marine Buffer in it? Is "buffering stuff" like salt and it doesn't evaporate?
Also, my feather duster is looking like it's splitting. The actual feather duster-looking part doesn't come out in one big circle, but more and more, like two smaller ones. Is this normal?
And, finally, I have a 32 gal
established reef that I purchased from an LFS
. Originally the only current in the tank was from the sump return (built into the acrylic tank on the back). I've added a small powerhead on the opposite side of the tank. I have it on a timer that goes one hour on and two hours off from the hours of 8am to 10pm. Then only one time for one hour at 2am. Am I going overboard with the on-off thing? My hammer coral seems to come out and play a lot more when there is a little current in his part of the tank. On the other hand, my Xenia sp. seems not too pleased with the additional current.
Thank for all the help. This is a fantastic help forum!