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Old 08-25-2006, 10:38 PM   #11
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what brand salt mix are you using. and what brand ph test kit. is the color hard to match on the test strip?
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I cycled my tank with instant ocean, I think thats what it was.
I do partial water changes with boxed ocean water and top off with dechlor. tap water.

I dont know the name of my test kit but it has 4 test tubes and bottles with NO2, NO3, ammonia, ph. It is what my two LFS use as well.
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Instant Ocean will not cycle your tank. You need an ammonia source for the tank to cycle.
How were your test numbers today?
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My tank is already cycled completly. But when I did cycle it, I filled it with my salt mix water that I had just made...so a majority of the water is that mix. When I do my PWC I use ocean water that I get from the LFS.

I just tested the water and everything is perfect except the ph is a bit low (like always) 7.8

I bought some small, tiny hermits (blue legged maybe) and they are going to down in the sand.

I also fed everyone some brine shrimp because it has been a few days, and everyone ate including majestic angelfish.

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I just tested the water and everything is perfect except the ph is a bit low (like always) 7.8
PH will change a little bit, from lights out to lights on. Like Fluff said, stable is better. I used to dose with something, but decided I would go the natural way.
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