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Old 11-17-2012, 08:38 PM   #521
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I need a phosphate test then..

Im doing lots of water changes..but i have hermits and snails. Maybe my RODI has too high of a TDS
It's about time for you to change it I bet, we bought it at around the same time, and you'd use more water than I so because your tanks bigger.

Phosphate tests don't help much because the algae is constantly eating it up meaning you won't get a good reading.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:39 PM   #522
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It's about time for you to change it I bet, we bought it at around the same time, and you'd use more water than I so because your tanks bigger.

Phosphate tests don't help much because the algae is constantly eating it up meaning you won't get a good reading.
Good point there about the phosphate test. Maybe just check your TDS as a starting point.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #523
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It's about time for you to change it I bet, we bought it at around the same time, and you'd use more water than I so because your tanks bigger.

Phosphate tests don't help much because the algae is constantly eating it up meaning you won't get a good reading.
Yeah, agreed. I'll be getting one but around christmas time..ok so i wont waste the cash on a PO4 test. I also need a tds meter though
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #524
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You should really think about getting a brs unit. It comes with a Tds unit AND a flush kit. Its also cheaper to replace the filter media.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #525
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Coming home from a couple days away seeing family. Not worried about the tank at all. I bet the guys are hungry though.

Any fish suggestions? In particular, wrasse or angels? Jack wants to risk it with an angel. I want to get a wrasse, possible a flasher wrasse or Melanarus. Ideas? Im trying to con mom into letting us drop by one of the best stores near LA, hopefully we can go! Lol
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #526
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Coming home from a couple days away seeing family. Not worried about the tank at all. I bet the guys are hungry though.

Any fish suggestions? In particular, wrasse or angels? Jack wants to risk it with an angel. I want to get a wrasse, possible a flasher wrasse or Melanarus. Ideas? Im trying to con mom into letting us drop by one of the best stores near LA, hopefully we can go! Lol
A flame angel would be really cool
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A flame angel would be really cool
It would be! Im just not really wanting to take the risk...whatdo they eat is they DO go crazy? Lps and softies?
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It would be! Im just not really wanting to take the risk...whatdo they eat is they DO go crazy? Lps and softies?
I believe it's softies and clams that are in danger
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #529
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I believe it's softies and clams that are in danger
Thanks for the info! Good to have you back! :p

Got any other interesting fish suggestions? We arent really into mainstream fish
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Thanks for the info! Good to have you back! :p

Got any other interesting fish suggestions? We arent really into mainstream fish
Melanarous, white striped possum or leopard wrasse?
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