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Old 08-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #11
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Well I just checked the levels again and I had no ammonia. There's no copper. PH is 8.1. No nitrate or nitrite. No phosphate. Alkalinity is 143.2 And calcium is 460.
Alkalinity is what? what is your SG?
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There's 65 lbs of live rock.
The test says my alkalinity is in the normal range.
What is SG?
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:41 PM   #13
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There's 65 lbs of live rock.
The test says my alkalinity is in the normal range.
What is SG?
Specific gravity,what your water salt mix is at from your hydrometer.What kit shows Alk at 143. What is it reading in Meg/L?
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Salinity is 1.026
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And I read my kit a little closer... It's not alkalinity its KH
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I put one in my tank for a few weeks. Everything was fine... Untilll he stopped showing up. Turns out my yellow tang ate him...
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That does kinda suck...
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:35 AM   #18
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You say your SG / salinity is at 1.026, how are you reading this? Are you using a glass hydrometer, floating arm hydrometer or a refractometer? The reason I raise this is that shrimps are very sensitive to salt levels and when you just start out it is confusing as to which methods of testing SG you should use. I would always recommend using a refractometer but that in itself can be utterly useless unless it is calibrated properly as it will give you a false reading. I wont go on and on about this but I will await your answer on the SG testing method.
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I use a floating arm hydrometer. I purchased 2 of them and I swear one is broken...
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Honestly the best thing you can do is invest in a refractometer and calibrate it with RO /DI water every time you use it! The floating arm hydrometers always get salty deposits and calcium deposits in and around the moving parts which will prevent it from working properly. I find them so useless that I don't have one in my tank I jet regularly check with my refractometer. They are not expensive and deffinately an investment in the long run! I would bet your SG is different from 1.026 with a refractometer reading, hopefully this will prevent any further loss - sorry about the shrimp!:-/
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