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Old 06-10-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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Major Tank Issues 20H Nano

I've had a 20h nano running for 3 1/2 months now and everything seemed to be doing ok, until i noticed my PH was a little on the low side 7.7 so i thought i would dose Kent Marine Pro Buffer dkH daily at 5ml a day after the light had come one, i was also at the time dosing Purple up not realizing i didnt need to with the Kent buffer, so i decieded to stop i havent had a chance to get my water tested for Alk or Cal yet and do not have the proper test for those, i did call a semi-local fish store and gave this info to someone over the phone and basically said i was way over dosing and was causing a ph shock to my corals because there are all closed and not opening, some various Zoa colonies some xenia, a colt coral and some mushrooms and kenya tree, all have reacted poorly in the last few days. so i did a 25% WC two days ago and another 25% today but havent noticed much improvement, i plan on haveing the water tested tomorrow at the latest if i cant get out there today, my question to everyone is does it sound like im on the right track.

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I also started to mix my own saltwater useing instant ocean salt mix, letting it mix overnight with the same temp as Display tank and i was using pre-mixed saltwater from another lfs before hand, but didnt seem to notice and difference until the daily dosing began.


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You are on the right track by doing PWC`s. This will get your parameters close to where they need to be. Test your PH right before the lights go out and let us know where it is.

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Do yourself a favor and get a test kit. An inexpensive API kit would do the trick. Please don't add anything to your tank unless you can test for it.
PWC is the way to go.
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^ I agree. Less is more. I don't dose a thing other than feeding phyto.
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