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Old 06-15-2015, 02:17 PM   #401
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so did salinity drop or does it need another fresh water water change
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:30 PM   #402
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so did salinity drop or does it need another fresh water water change

Sad to say it doesn't look like it has dropped at all! I'm going to re calibrate the refractometer to make sure.

Also going to find some videos on how to use the reef kit I have it's a Red Sea kit and it makes no sense to me


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Old 06-15-2015, 06:32 PM   #403
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Refractometer is spot on 0 with RODI so it is calibrated correctly


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Old 06-16-2015, 01:04 PM   #404
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Update: doing another 1/2 gallon change this morning. Will test salinity a little later.


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Old 06-16-2015, 10:16 PM   #405
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Got bored and had to use YouTube to figure out this Red Sea kit.

Here's my figures:
Alkalinity: 9.8dKH 3.5Meq/L
Calcium: 430ppm
Magnesium: 1480ppm

Awesome! I have no idea what those numbers mean but I did the tests lol



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Old 06-16-2015, 10:26 PM   #406
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What about salinity?

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Old 06-16-2015, 10:31 PM   #407
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I was just about to update that! After my 1/2 gallon change earlier my salinity is now down 1.022. Much better than where it was. No idea how the first 1/2 gallon had no affect then this though oh well


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that's why testing salinity should wait till tomorrow give the water a chance to fully cycle in tank , I'm sure your am reading will different

your other #s are right on the money
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Got bored and had to use YouTube to figure out this Red Sea kit.

Here's my figures:
Alkalinity: 9.8dKH 3.5Meq/L
Calcium: 430ppm
Magnesium: 1480ppm

Awesome! I have no idea what those numbers mean but I did the tests lol



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Good numbers!
Try not to let alkalinity go much lower.
Up to 11 is ok IMO
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:32 PM   #410
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that's why testing salinity should wait till tomorrow give the water a chance to fully cycle in tank , I'm sure your am reading will different

your other #s are right on the money

Thanks I'll retest in the morning.

Good to know my numbers are in a good range!


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Old 06-17-2015, 06:09 PM   #411
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Rechecked salinity this morning and we are back at perfect 1.025 Hooray!


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Old 06-17-2015, 06:15 PM   #412
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Well the time has come and I'm getting very busy with school work. I had some free time and went to the LFS and of course I never leave with nothing...

I picked up:
Zebra hermit
Yellow tip hermit
Peppermint shrimp.

I also got something else.

*voice on microphone* Caleb you're about to get shot down! Oh whatever I confess.

The guy at the LFS practically gave me a Kenya Tree for like $4 and if it doesn't work out he said he will take it back.

I dripped it with lights off for 2 hours. I still have lights off because I'm still dripping my other guys. Don't want to add them too soon or stress them.

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Old 06-17-2015, 06:42 PM   #414
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Some better pics of the new guys. And how could I forget the Cerith snail...

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Your all good with the Kenya!
I have many they are easy!
Good luck with it .
Clown looks skinny...
Feed him a couple time a day if you have to.
Closer different angle on the peppermint to make sure it is not camelback?
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Your all good with the Kenya!
I have many they are easy!
Good luck with it .
Clown looks skinny...
Feed him a couple time a day if you have to.
Closer different angle on the peppermint to make sure it is not camelback?

Might have to wait on the peppermint he's in surviver mode under a rock right now.

Clown eats like a pig I'm surprised he looks skinny lol


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Best you get till I find him roaming outside bandit.

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Peppermint!
The snails can smell food added to tank even when they are under the sand.
It is a riot to watch them surface like submarines out of water when they smell food!
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Peppermint!
The snails can smell food added to tank even when they are under the sand.
It is a riot to watch them surface like submarines out of water when they smell food!

Sweet!

I'm debating more of them. Not right now though


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