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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-23-2016, 01:39 PM
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Posted By arminkropp
They look good. I'm picky when I choose my fish. ...

They look good. I'm picky when I choose my fish.

I did however just check voltage in my tank.......52 volts. I guess I figured it out. Heater is 22v, Filter is 10v and Powerheads are 29v (3...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-23-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By arminkropp
Ammonia, Nitrates and Nitrites are at 0. pH is at...

Ammonia, Nitrates and Nitrites are at 0. pH is at 8.4 and sg is at 1.022-1.023. Water changes every week. Have my own RO/DI unit and TDS is at 0.


Everything is drip acclimated (3-4 drops per...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-23-2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By arminkropp
Unhappy Strange Problem.....New fish always die but inverts do fine.

Hi all,
Wondering if I can get some guidance. For some reason I can seem to keep fish alive in my tank no matter what, yet inverts like featherdusters, blue leg crabs, astrea snails, copepods and...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-28-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By arminkropp
Cycle done after a week?

I know it doesn't make sense, but my ammonia is at 0.25 and i'm not showing nitrites yet. Tank is 80Gal. Here is what I've done:

Dec 21--cleaned tank with 50/50 RO water/vinegar mix. Rinsed base...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-11-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By arminkropp
I'll use the 50/50 mix of water and vinegar to...

I'll use the 50/50 mix of water and vinegar to clean the tank.

Will the sand be safe to use if its been sitting "wet" from the last 6 months? I kept about 1" of water over it. It was only used in...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-11-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By arminkropp
starting up again. Best way to clean tank, rock and sand after storage

Whats the best way to prep a tank, rock and sand after storage? Just rinse with RO and away we go?

TIA
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-27-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By arminkropp
My tank is an 80 Gallon. I'm using RO/DI water...

My tank is an 80 Gallon. I'm using RO/DI water and everything was at 0 TDS when I mixed the salt in the tank. With that being said, I still add Seachem Prime to my water because you never know when...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-27-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By arminkropp
No fish in there. The clown was supposed to be my...

No fish in there. The clown was supposed to be my first. Just the polyps and feather dusters now. Nothing else. Not running carbon or skimmer at any point either an pH at 8.3
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-27-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By arminkropp
Yes, but there's hardly anything left and my...

Yes, but there's hardly anything left and my ammonia is at zero
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-26-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By arminkropp
Could it be that mt cycle came and went and now...

Could it be that mt cycle came and went and now without any ammonia source died out and I have to start again?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-26-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By arminkropp
Tank not cycling?

About a month ago I started my tank up and added some cured rock from my other tank and 2 dead shrimp for the ammonia. About a week later my ammonia went up to .5-1.0 and since then (3 weeks ago)...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-09-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By arminkropp
My RO unit is made by Aquasafe. And the filters...

My RO unit is made by Aquasafe. And the filters and membrane kit I bought off Amazon and are purenex Purenex 2C-S-IM100 100 Gpd Purenex Residential 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System Set...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-09-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By arminkropp
I should also mention that a have a 5 micron, and...

I should also mention that a have a 5 micron, and 2x carbon filters before the membrane
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-09-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By arminkropp
Hmmmm, I did I complete filter change and...

Hmmmm, I did I complete filter change and membrane before filling my 80gal a month ago. Could I have a bum membrane?
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-09-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By arminkropp
TDS at 16ppm. Is that ok?

Wondering if a TDS reading of 16-18ppm is alright. My tap water is absolutely horrid at 560-580ppm.

I just checked my TDS after the membrane but BEFORE the DI. Getting a reading of 36ppm. That...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-09-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By arminkropp
I just checked my TDS after the membrane but...

I just checked my TDS after the membrane but BEFORE the DI. Getting a reading of 36ppm. That works out to a 94-95% rejection considering it going in at 560-580

Now looking at my DI closer, I'd say...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-09-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By arminkropp
TDS is 16ppm. Is that alright for my tank?

Wondering if a TDS reading of 16-18ppm is alright. My tap water is absolutely horrid at 560-580ppm so I'm getting about 97% rejection. My DI resin cartridge is still half blue. Tomorrow I'll see what...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,498
Posted By arminkropp
Ooops forgot to post back! Yes it did work!...

Ooops forgot to post back! Yes it did work! 50lbs of Reef Rock for $2.79 plus shipping!! Awesome deal!...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 01-16-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By arminkropp
Ammonia at 8 for 15 days, no nitrite or nitrate yet?

Just wondering what might be going on. I'm cycling with a dead shrimp from the supermarket and my ammonia has been high 8 on the API test and I'm not getting any nitrites or nitrates yet? Is this...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-03-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By arminkropp
Has anybody here had any of these? Are there any...

Has anybody here had any of these? Are there any negative side effect to the LED's starting at 100% brightness on corals etc. I cant be there to gradually increase brightness on start up in the...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-03-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By arminkropp
Oh by the way the reefbreeders is 17 inches with...

Oh by the way the reefbreeders is 17 inches with 90• of coverage
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-03-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By arminkropp
I guess I should have mentioned I'm trying to...

I guess I should have mentioned I'm trying to stay under $200

Thanks Mai, I'll have to check those out
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-03-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By arminkropp
Out of these LED and T5 lights, what would you pick for a 40-50 Gal setup?

I'm stuck on deciding for a couple reasons. I liked LED's because of their low energy draw and the temps they run at. Only thing I wonder about is that I've read that the color spectrum does change...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 01-01-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By arminkropp
TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids and is...

TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids and is measured in parts per million. Water from an RO unit with DeIonization will be almost a reading of 0ppm TDS. My tap water comes out at 500ppm TDS.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-01-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By arminkropp
Seeing I don't have anything yet, will that...

Seeing I don't have anything yet, will that matter? Or do you mean if I buy new ones I'll have to get them acclimated? Can a person buy a separate dimmer control for LED's?
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