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Old 08-22-2012, 11:44 AM   #651
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Maybe it's the brand of salt your using. Ever think of trying a different brand to see what the response would be
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:08 PM   #652
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I'd have to order a different salt. IO and reef crystals are all you get up here.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #653
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Check out marinedepot.com I found out the hard way my radioactive green zoas did not like instant ocean salt. Almost lost them but luckily I'm OCD about my tank so I was on top of it and stopped using that salt.
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It might just be unmixed salt. I haven't rinsed my mixing buckets out for awhile...if my top off sucked up the last few drops during water change that could be the reason for this mess. I'll look into another brand if this prob continues though.
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Today I got po'd. Still have things floating in the tank. I've readjusted my PH's to no help. So now I have panty hose over my return line, no help. While I was panty hosing my entire tank, I tossed one on my sea clone and plugged it back in since the reef octopus doesn't skim ever. Only other option is that it is calcium precipitating, I think atleast. I have no clue why it would be doing so. I don't dose anything and do water changes to 1.026 weekly. Might be that my reef crystals are to blame here? Too much magnesium and calcium building up?
Have you tested your calcium levels?
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Honestly, no I haven't. I have API calcium test...it is inaccurate at best so I just haven't bothered. I really want to say that it is sand...but I can't tell where it would be getting kicked up from. But on the same note, if I had excess salt in the bottom of my bucket that might also be the issue. Either way, when I get home from work I'll be working on the tank as I'll have new arrivals showing up. I'll test it out then and hopefully hose out one of my buckets.
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Do you have any sifters cause I know thanks to my mandarin and rainfords goby constantly spitting out sand I always have stuff floating around : /
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I do have my mandarin...but I don't think he's kicking up as much sand as I'm seeing. He's a pretty mellow bugger.
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What new stuff are you getting?
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A ton of zoas, pom pom crab, porc nem crab.
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