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Old 02-29-2012, 09:52 PM   #11
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I replaced all the filters (10 micron sediment, 5 micron coconut carbon black, 1 micron coconut black and DI) I've tested the water after creating the RO/DI and it's been reading 0 ammonia. Thought it may have been the powerhead as it was used in a tank previously, so I bought a new power head, the readings are much better, but still am getting about a .5 reading. I'm using Reef Crystals salt and I bought a new bucket of it to see if I just got a bad batch, but I have read that people have had some ammonia readings with reef crystals at .25, but mine is higher which is why I'm wondering if there is something else I may be doing wrong.

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Do you have a friend you could ask to use their ammo test to see if perhaps yours is slightly off..I know its a long shot since you've gotten a 0 reading with it on RO water but I can't think of nothing else...

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Gotten the ammonia to come down to .25 in my mixup using Reef Crystals that I have read can do that on mix up then goes away when added to a mature aquarium, which seems to be the case, tank ammonia has maintained 0 so it just must be the salt. Thanks for all the ideas and comments.

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