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    Math question.

    The reason I wet skim to reduce the odour in the sump is the possible effect on the ph in the system. The odour from the cup is very 'dense' if that's the right word to use and the air inlet into the skimmer is not far from the top of the skimmer cup where it 'vents' into the sump. I have...
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    Math question.

    Dudmaneh, So it appears a small increase or reduction to the sg added during a 10% change results in a very small reduction/increase of the sg in the system. Not enough to affect any of the livestock. Like Vinnie suggested I will add 1.026. I will do this on a regular basis and test also to...
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    Math question.

    Vinnie, I was thinking that the water in the skimmer cup is being replaced with rodi water via the ato, therefore over time reducing the sg value, also any water removed for any other purpose results in the same scenario happening...It does drop over a period of weeks as I wet skim most of the...
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    Math question.

    Sorinwilcox Thank you for your reply however I think you have missunderstood my question.
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    Math question.

    90g with 30g sump so approx 100g. Trying to keep sg at 1.025. Have added salt mix to top off - approx 12g container so difficult to know how much salt to add. When sg drops slightly below 1.025 I add more to get back to target . If I add 10g at 1.028 and do this 10% water change how much would...
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    Torch coral flesh question..

    The 'skirt' flesh that is connect to the base of the coral has what look like small worms under the flesh. The coral has been fine since purchased approximately 2 months ago until recently it doesnt open/extended as much as previously. I noticed this happening under the flesh very recently and...
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    Should I continue dosing Neophos?

    Update, 4 weeks and 490ml of neophos - the water turned blue! Finally have a result around .01 to .03 on the salifert test. Dosed 20ml today, will test tmrw then wait a week and retest to find out how much the tank is using. Sent for triton icp-oes test vials. Will check all parameters to...
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    Should I continue dosing Neophos?

    Now have dusty brown on areas of sand that is gone by mng, reappears as lights ramp up, if I move the sand around a bit it dissapears into the water colum. Also hints of red algae/ bacteria not sure which, that blows off easily with rigid air tube, feeder tube. Not much at all, noticed about a...
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    Should I continue dosing Neophos?

    Update, I increased the dose to 20ml day, I know the salifert test kit is accurate because I tested with a instant ocean sample of one gallon. However now dosed 310ml and still 0. No3 dropped slightly so dosed back up to between 5 and 10ppm.Running skimmer on slightly wet however have read...
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    Should I continue dosing Neophos?

    Thank you Timfish, I have read through most of the links, I feel I have a good understanding of the importance of the No3/Po4 including the ratios. The link regarding Skeptical reefkeeping is very interesting! I have now dosed 120ml of the Neophos and still 0 on the test. Increased to 15ml day...
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    Should I continue dosing Neophos?

    Ok, should have posted in 'reef chemistry forum' However, update. Still dosing Neophos 60ml to date = .15ppm in 100g. PO4 still 0 on salifert colour chart. Should I continue now 10ml day until I get a reading? Can I dose more than 10ml day? NO3 still above 5ppm I have read that the rocks 'soak...
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    Should I continue dosing Neophos?

    No3 and Po4 were absolute zero. I dosed B Ionic Nitrate and raised to between 5 and 10ppm probably nearer to 5. Over 8 days. Using Neophos, 16ml in 100g over 2 days target .04ppm still at zero. 4th day dosed another 8ml test on 5th day still zero. Should I continue with the Neophos? Container...
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    Instant Ocean 160G Buckets - $23.36

    Knock on the door and 2 160g Instant Ocean arrived! Pleased I couldn't sleep cple night ago.
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    Instant Ocean 160G Buckets - $23.36

    Couldn't sleep so looked on here and ordered 2 instant ocean and a nother item so free shipping. Thank you. 3am so maybe get some sleep now!
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    48in single ho t5 fixture.

    Can anyone reccomend a reasonably priced 48in single ho fixture, as a supplement/add on to my existing suspened reef breeders led's. I feel the exta light is needed at the front of the tank. It would be independent to the leds and maybe sit on the sides of the tank..ty.
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