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Old 05-31-2011, 12:32 PM   #21
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Yep, you got it!

Good luck, let us know how it works out tonight.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:33 PM   #22
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Oo and good luck with that big tank u started I was reading your thread the other night when I first joined the forum! I'm leaving work at noon to go change the water and I'm going to bring my ro di unit to the fish store with me so they can show me how to use it correctly, cuz buyin pre mixed from the store is expensive!
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:36 PM   #23
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Ro/di is the way to go. Its quite easy once you get the hang of it. Reminds me, lol, I need to start making water myself!
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:09 PM   #24
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Ok so I just did a 15 g pwc and I'm goin to let the water settle a little bit then test and see what we have, while I was in there I found this pink mossy looking stuff wondering if it is good or bad for the tank or the LR it's growing on lemme kno what u think
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:18 PM   #25
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are you using RO/DI water? if you are using tap water you could be adding nitrates to the tank
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:39 PM   #26
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It's ro di
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:29 PM   #27
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Ok so I just didn't my tests and came up with this
Ph: 8.0
Ammonia: .025 ppm little higher than b 4 pwc
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 80 ppm
Spec gravity: 1.025
Salinity just below 34

The nitrate test appears to have dropped slightly from the 160 ppm it was at yesterday but still not enough now what?! Another pwc?
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I would do another one tomorrow, just make sure the new water is as close to whats in the tank as possible.
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Starting to get some foam out of the protein skimmer not alot but a little is a start right?! Anyone know about that foamy pink looking stuff growing on the live rock on the picture I put up??
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