Test kit results
Continuing the water parameters story:
At night, PWC (Patrial Water Change) of 40L
Alk 7.4 dKH
Ca 500 ppm
Mg 850 ppm
Added 45 ml of Eco Mg, last drops in the bottle...
At night, added 1 cap of Purple Up (happen to have a more than half full bottle here)
At night, added 10ml of Elos primeline 01.alkali (Ca, Mg and Strontium)
Mid-day, measured and
Since I've been MIA...
April FTS. Ignore the patch in the center that didn't get cleaned. The urchin was there.
Did my annual sort through of my basement this past weekend. Got lots done, turfed some old stuff and found some long lost space. Tentative panels in place now for the skirting. The left side and the roof is left to do.
Iv'e read some comments recently about some concern over stored saltwater and how it may lose its efficacy. I don't know that I can agree with that premise, but I'm not positive what all has been considered in that topic. Years ago, there was a thread discussing what how long experienced hobbyists wait to do a water change after the water has been mixed up, and a large number admitted that they'd use it within 5-15 minutes as well as up to 30 minutes... more than I would have expected.
Since I got an LFS to do some cleanup and water testing (previous blog post) I've been working to get the water parameters back into normality.
I'll post about it, telling my journey, for I hope others with the same skill level as mine (low...) and also the same time to dedicate to the tank as I have (not much...) can learn from my experience.
In fact, that is half of why I post this blog... it is so easy to read about what the high fliers in this hobby get done (spending
I decided to test a new LFS that recently opened in the neighborhood, http://www.danisfish.com.br. The guys seem nice and knowledgeable, they have a good set of products for sale, and they are very close, which always helps. In fact, they're the closest LFS to my home.
So I hired them to do a one time tank maintenance, involving general cleanup of pumps, glass, scraping algae off rocks (only a small patch left), doing a partial water change and measuring water parameters. You might