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Old 02-03-2015, 06:33 PM   #11
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I'm about right there with you except my shrimp tanks. I'm bored with all the others. I'm up to 13 now

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Old 02-04-2015, 03:58 AM   #12
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Can I get away with just using my well water on a fish only tank?

If I have to use ro/di than the 180 is out of the question.

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Old 02-04-2015, 10:10 AM   #13
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Depending on what is in your well water you may be ok, but I would strongly urge you to consider using ro/di water. Less chance of running into algae issues along the way. I make ALOT, and I mean ALOT of water and it doesnt really cost much. I change out my carbon and sediment filters every 6 months and the di resin maybe every 3 months, if that.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:18 AM   #14
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What I'm worried about is the well going out, ro/di wastes a lot of water. My tds is in the 500s so it probably end up growing algae everywhere. Oh well I have plenty of time to think about it.


With this tank I don't understand what's buffering my kh up so high in the tank. Will the kh swings hurt what's in the tank if I try doing bigger water changes than the 2.5 I'm doing now? It's not coming down

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Old 02-04-2015, 02:48 PM   #15
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I did a 5 gallon water change and moved the rocks all around. I wasn't crazy for it, plus I wanted to get more flat areas around the tank. Took Carey's advice and made space between the rock and side glass. Took a panoramic picture and it made it look like there is 4 misbars. I'll test it after I get kids from school.

Where do y'all get your corals from?



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I like the new rocks a lot better. I like the arch in the back. Um I get my corals from friends, swaps, and sometimes stores. I've ordered from pacificeastaquaculture and gotten good stuff for ok prices.


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I wouldn't trust readings from API. What salt are you using? Most likely your levels are fine and your doing more bad then good changing them.
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Well now the test results ugh.. this is just a 5 gallon change with salt water only no additives

Phospate o.5
Nitrate 0 -5 dropped from 5-10
Calcium 440
Kh 232.7 dropped from 268.5
Ph looked more like 8 could have been 7.8 so it dropped from 8.2

I'm ready to scream

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I wouldn't trust readings from API. What salt are you using? Most likely your levels are fine and your doing more bad then good changing them.
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Thanks I like it better now too.. I'll probably just go to a family owned shop that has some really nice ones.



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Instant ocean has a calcium level of something in the mid 300's, not 440.
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