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Old 01-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #251
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Yes, from the research I have done I believe that the PH may be lower at the night time since the lights are off and I don't have a seperate fuge with alternate lighting schedule to maintain PH which may be the reason it was low when I did my diagnostics. The kit I used last night as well was at night time - around 2am.

I am going to do another water change either today or tomorrow so I will retest all levels during prime time and take it from there.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #252
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Those Gorgonians with white polyps are non photosynthetic. They rely solely on food in the water column. It's hard to keep them long term without overloading the tank with nutrients. They are better off left in the ocean.
Tangs and Foxface rabbits need a bigger tank than you have. It's quite possible the stress from the tight quarters is what lowered their immune systems.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:46 AM   #253
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Mr x thank you so much for commenting on my build here. I appreciate the input. I have checked out your thread as well sooo many pages I didnt get a chance to finish yet lol. So far the purple sea whip is doing okay, I only got it from reefs2go impulse buy it was 10$. By looking over my parameters do you know why my royal gramma would dissapear or I lost 2 6 lines at two different time periods? I have a great pod population all over my rocks I have noticed and the mandarin only lasted 2 or 3 days.
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No. I can't tell from the current information. How about water changes? How are you doing them? How often? How are you mixing the water? Has the ph rose at all since you added the power heads?
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #255
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I have an ro/di machine and I use instant ocean reef salt. I mix it in a tupperware with an extra circulation pump and a small heater to temp match. I do bi-weekly water changes. About 20%
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #256
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THe pH has pretty much remained constant at around 8.0 I will test shortly after my next water change today to see if I notice a difference.
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The salt mix you are using- is it all from the same bucket? If so, maybe it's a bad batch. Try a different salt for a while.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #258
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It was out of a bag I got. Just finished it the week before last so I ordered a bucket for 160 gallons. They sent me two buckets by mistake. Their loss my gain! Going to use that today I'm making the rodi water as we speak. Does this look normal? I'm thinking about getting a new one this I bought used.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:06 PM   #259
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That's about 20 minutes. This bucket is 29 quarts.
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I suppose so. What is your outgoing TDS?
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