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    When you hook up a calcium reactor, you fill it up with ARM (aragonite reactor media). This comes in various brands, like Caribsea, Tropic Eden, etc. The CO2 gas will drop the pH in the reactor, resulting in the media melting to dose alkalinity and calcium into the water.

    Additionally, you may need to dose magnesium from time to time. That is done by hand, as needed. In the past, I dosed it about 3 times a year. With my current setup and the brand of salt I use, I've never needed to dose Mg in the past 1.5 years.
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    You can find rigid airline tubing at Petco and Petsmart for about $1 a stick.
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34 yr old male. i have 2 freshwater tanks and a 75 gal reef had the reef for a yr. The fresh i have been into since i was 13
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Hanna phosphate question

by diablo30xp on 05-16-2015 at 08:41 PM
I just recieved my hanna phosphate checker (HI713). Tested my water the way the instructions said. Is it possible to have a bad reading after 3 tries? I have green hair algae growing and algae on my sand bed growing for about a month or two. Will it show any readings to measure? i want to make sure im doing something right or not. Ialso bought some phosphate rx should i still dose some to see if i get any readings after the fact?

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need some input on my reef tank plz.

by diablo30xp on 09-27-2014 at 11:13 AM
I have a 93 gal cube some sps and lps and softies...
my lights r radion g2 at 45% put it up higher the corals start to die.
I have 2 mp10s
1 wp 10 for circulation
cal 440
alk 9
mag at 1500
phospahtes at 5
nitrates at 0
tank is over 2 yrs old transferred everything from my 75 gal that I had for over four yrs and everything was growing and coloring fine. I dose my alk and cal with brs 1.1ml for 4 hrs. don't know y my sps and some zoas are

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brn clove polyp out of control!!!

by diablo30xp on 02-01-2014 at 08:33 PM
How do I get rid of these things the y r taking over my tank they are all over every piece of rock I have in the tank. I am thinking of taking the rock out and letting it set outside till summer unless someone can suggest something else I can do. plz I need help with this!!

alk consumption

by diablo30xp on 01-12-2014 at 12:54 PM
my alk constumption high...I tested my alk a day ago and it was at 7 dkh...I added the amount needed in 2 days to bring to 9kh cuz I split it...well I tested this morning and it was back own at 7...I have a 108 gals al together 93 gal cube plus sump...I about 20 sps frags and a couple of lps and a clam and rbta....would this b accurate the amount being consumed or something im missing??

alk test help plz...

by diablo30xp on 01-02-2014 at 06:46 PM
I have been using API test kits since I began my first reef 4 yrs ago. I trust the API for yrs. I recently bought a red sea pro test kit. Well I did a alk test last night and the red sea read alk at 9.8 dkh....Well I decided to test with the API and see how far off it is well it read alk at 7 dkh... I don't know which to trust far as which is correct...need a little help on this matter plz an than you..