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    need advice with water params.

    I just added 1/4 tsp of baking soda again and the alk is at 7.7 But I just realized that I mixed it in tank water and not distilled.
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    remora skimmer suddenly produces less skimmate.

    I cleaned that out as well. There was crud up to about 3/16 thick in the neck.
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    need advice with water params.

    so i dissolved 1/4 tsp of baking soda in distilled water. How long before i can test?
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    need advice with water params.

    Tank in question is a 33 gallon with 1 birdnest frag and one small gsp. I'll do a water change and see where the alk stands. If i want to raise the alk to 9 using baking soda,how would i go about it?
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    need advice with water params.

    If cal is at 420 alk is at 7 but don't know what the mag is,should i attempt raising the alk? Went to my lfs to test the mag and thery don't have a test kit for it,lol.
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    can I add an anemone in a 3 month old tank?

    I put it on hold for now. Got a bird's nest instead.
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    remora skimmer suddenly produces less skimmate.

    Yeah. Before I was using tap with prime. Skimmer went a bit nuts. Now that I switched to distilled it calmed down quite a bit.
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    remora skimmer suddenly produces less skimmate.

    I cleaned it out last week when I found a clown fish in there. I hosed it down with a bit of pressure.
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    remora skimmer suddenly produces less skimmate.

    You mean the rectangle slot where the collection cup fits into? If so, no I haven't.
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    dkh a bit low?

    Gonna do a water change and see how things are after.
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    dkh a bit low?

    I use reef crystals and the calc is at 420.
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    dkh a bit low?

    Checked some parameters today and found my pH at around 8.2 And dkh at 6.7 A couple of weeks ago it was at 7.7 Will a water change bring it back up?
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    remora skimmer suddenly produces less skimmate.

    Prior to getting a skimmer i had hob filters and I was using tap water for water changes . I added the remora and started using distilled water or ro/di and the collecrion cup was filling up with dark green/brown water every 2 days or so. Since last week the collection cup has filled up half...
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    looking for opinions on feedingbnew bird's nest

    The set up is 3 months old more or less. The rock looks white cause I turned it around. Gotta get myself more rocks to have more options on coral placrment .
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    looking for opinions on feedingbnew bird's nest

    Ok to keep hermit crabs with sps?
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