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Old 09-20-2002, 07:41 PM   #1
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Tank stats

Finally, the super dooper Hagen Deluxe Master Test kit arrived!
Here are the stats on the tank...Are we ready for our first inhabitants yet?!?!?

Ammonia 0
Nitrite .02
Nitrate 20
Calcium 420 ppm
Ph 8.6
SG 30
Phosphate test showed off the chart at the high end of the scale after doing it twice...but the reagent was blooping out of the bottle instead of making neat little drops, don't know if I can trust that one.
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Wait until Nitrite is zero point zero zero.

You PH is a little high, could be from the Nitrite.

ALK level is an inportant number...
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Old 09-22-2002, 10:34 AM   #3
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Alk tested at 110. According to what I have interpreted from other's discussions, this would be way too low, right?

I have the lime now, other than a 30.00 kent marine dosing system, is there an economical home made method? Could I not just squirt an ounce or so once an hour?
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Can you post a link to the $30 Kent dosing system? That sounds too cheap to be true. Thanks.

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Old 09-22-2002, 01:28 PM   #5
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I fashioned up me a drip kalk device.

Total cost $0.00

I took an empty 1 gal bottled water jug and a few feet of ro/di tubing. Placed the approprate hydrated lime in the 1 gal jug of ro/di water (per anemoneman 1tsp/gal) Shook up real good and let sit for a few hours.

Put ro/di tubeing in top of jug and placed jug on shelf above sump. Started syphon of lime water and tied a knot in the tubing to provide a slow drip.

So far it looks like its gonna take 14-15 hours to dose 1 gal of lime water into the 80.
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Keep us posted on your success with dripping kalk this way. I haven't had luck with DIY drips but if it works, lets spread the news.

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Keep us posted on your success with dripping kalk this way. I haven't had luck with DIY drips but if it works, lets spread the news.

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What would you define success?

Given that I have not used kalk (lime water) before I am guessing that a stable PH and decent calcium levels would define sucess.
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well, the one I saw was at the LFS...here is one I found online though.
http://www.aquadirect.com/catalog/dosing/kentmarine.htm
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I need help sorting out your numbers all....My test kit reads 100 mg/L.
How does this look in the grand scheme of things seeing as the book is saying that the ideal readings for SW are between 100-125. Anything over 125 is considered unusually high. Your readings are in much smaller numbers, ie 3.0 and 2.5 Meg/L. What exactly do I need to do conversion wise?

(I am mathematically challenged )


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Hara What are you testing for?
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