1. REEFer86


    Has anyone tried the Red Sea Reef Energy Coral nutrition A/B ? What effects does it have on calcium and magnesium? How can the calcium and mag dip and rise without doing anything? Started dosing Alkalinity by Red Sea. Need to get CO2 to get my calcium reactor running. Who’s used a calcium...
  2. BonelessEvil

    pH: trust the probe or test kit?

    I keep testing my pH and trusting the Red Sea test kit, which shows a consistent 8.0-8.4 number throughout the day. Since I like this number over that of the probe, I've assumed it was correct. Now, I replaced my Neptune systems double junction probe without of BRS, also double junction. Both...
  3. MnFish1

    Concerning the Trident:

    A quick poll about how to be sure your trident is giving correct measurements: You can pick one or more than one. This poll is about the trident - and is not designed to be a negative. Its designed to see how many people actually do what Neptune says they should do when using their equipment...
  4. BonelessEvil

    Chasing numbers… Sigh

    I've been doing reef aquaria long enough to know I'm not supposed to chase numbers; yet, I found myself doing that the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately, in the process, I've managed to kill 1 clam, while the other one looks like it's on its way out. Everything else seems to be looking all...
  5. MindStream

    The MindStream Pricing and Subscription Model

    Thank you for all your interest and initial orders! We’ve had a lot of inquiries regarding our pricing and subscription model so we’re writing to provide a little more information that we hope will be helpful to you. The MindStream Monitor enables reef keepers to gain a much deeper...
  6. MindStream

    An exciting update from Step Ahead Innovations, makers of the MindStream Monitor!

    We are very excited to announce that our new web store is now open for business and that we are taking orders for the MindStream Monitor –! Thank you for your patience as we have overcome numerous technical challenges to bring this highly sophisticated monitoring device to...
  7. Jeremy Chatham

    My New ReefBot cannot test 8 things. Only 4.

    So I just received my new reefbot. I am surprised to report that it cannot test 8 different things as one setup. I am able to test Alk. Calcium. Mag. And phosphates. So even though there are 8 vials in the machine some test kits require multiple reagents for a single test. I guess I will need...
  8. Broadfield

    Illinois Triton Method - CORE7 BASE ELEMENTS 1000ML SET

    Since I tore my reef down, I no longer have use for these. $40 shipped - 2 sets available. ***SOLD***
  9. Austin Lee

    High calc with fresh Reef Crystals?

    Has anyone else had an issue with IO Reef Crystals having super high calc? I had a calc reading of 518 in my tank over the weekend and a fellow reefer on here suggested I mix some fresh SW and test the params, so I did and at 1.026 ppm, Reef Crystals is measuring calc at 522. Anyone else had...
  10. Austin Lee

    First time testing Calc & Alk. Calc seems high?

    Hi all, I invested in a couple of Hanna checkers for the first time! I have a 25 lagoon that's about 7 months old. It's all LPS right now, and I'd like to add some montis soon, so I tested both Calc & Alk today for the first time and they came in at 518 & 8.1, respectively. I double tested...
  11. MnFish1

    Survival - not the TV show....

    Curious people are always buying frags - and every now and then (every other day lol:) there is a comment about 'the high prices'. So - I'm curious - what percentage of your frags actually 'grow into colonies - lets say 5 inches or more. How important do you think stable alkalinity is in...
  12. MarineDepot

    Neptune Systems Trident: Going, Going, GONE!

    We sold out of the Neptune Systems Trident in about 10 minutes this morning. The good news: we'll have more on the way soon! If you're interested in picking up a Trident, click the "notify me" button on this page and we'll send you an email once they return:
  13. LilElroyJetson

    Brightwell Reef Code Max Dosage vs. Advanced

    I've been dosing Brightwell Aquatics Reef Code A & B for about a week now. Learned that I need to dial up my dose but also wanted to bring my Calcium and Alkalinity up generally, and in reading the advanced instructions I'm a bit confused. Reef Code A (Calcium) instructions read: "If the...
  14. Angelo Fatica

    Dosing Questions...

    Hey all, i tested my water last night and tonight to see the amount i need to dose for calcium, alk, and magnesium. Last night, my alk was at a 7.2, magnesium was around 1425 ppm, and calcium was at about 520 ppm (This was after a water change that I did a day before). Tonight, I saw that my alk...
  15. YoCamron

    Kalkwasser dosing

    Hi everyone. So I got my hanna test kit today to move from my regular dosing to just using kalkwasser with an ATO. My calcium is at 483 and alkalinity is at 7.2 which is alright for me alkalinity could be raised a bit but 7.2 is really fine for me. Should I allow my tank to go for a week...
  16. MarineDepot

    Hanna Checkers and ESV B-Ionic Giveaway - 24 HOURS ONLY

    Hanna Checkers and ESV B-Ionic Giveaway - 24 HOURS ONLY We are having a giveaway on Facebook today 3/7/19 and will choose 1 winner tomorrow 3/8/19. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. You must be a U.S. resident age 18 or older to participate. ENTER NOW >
  17. MarineDepot

    How to Use Hanna Checkers to Dial In Your 2-Part Dosing Regimen

    How to Use Hanna Checkers to Dial In Your 2-Part Dosing Regimen VIDEO: A beginner’s guide to maintaining calcium & alkalinity
  18. SilverCityReef

    Massachusetts WTB Hanna Calcium Checker

    Looking for a Hanna Checker for Calcium. If anyone has one and can ship asap, please let me know what your asking price is. If it doesn't have any reagent left, I'm not interested though. Also, if anyone has a 3 or 4 chamber reservoir for dosing that's on the cheaper side, let me know. I know...
  19. Tangina20

    New to dosing kalkwasser

    I’m starting to have a large amount of lps and sps in my reef and just started testing for cal and alk. My alk is at 7 and cal is at 340. I’m looking into dosing kalkwasser or soda lime in my auto top off but I read that it can increase ph too high. Right now my ph is sitting at about 8.2-8.3...
  20. M

    Dosing BRS 2-Part. To change or not to change?

    Coral health? Mostly ok (a few birdnests flew the coop) Coral growth? LPS very nice, SPS pretty ok Don’t like Vermetid snails? Yes, though irrelevant for this post Allergic to cats? Yes Does size matter? 120DT / 200 Total ALK 9 CALC 380 MAG 1500 Brand shout out: reef crystals 2-part dosing 25ml...
  21. Jeremy Lain

    Ph in a reef tank, how to raise it without messing up calcium, alk, and, magnesium parameters?

    Hello, I have been learning about calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium in a reef tank, now I am learning about ph. What is a way to raise ph in a reef tank without messing up the other perameters: calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium?
  22. BoSalman

    Brain freeze, to raise or to maintain?

    Hello, I'm having a hard time to decide on the subject issue. I currently use Tropic Marin Pro-Reef salt, and my tank parameters are somewhat stable since i currently have 3 corals and a BTA, an some small fish, so my bio-load isn't heavy at all. Testing the saltmix i'm currently using, i...
  23. Andrew Schubert

    Ca and dkH levels in new Reef tank???

    I've had my tank setup with corals for about a month now. I added 15 new coral frags that I purchased from world wide corals. These include 4 SPS, and the rest LPS (duncans, zios, ricordias, Lords, torch, hammerhead, and a couple chalices). I am using Instant Ocean Reef Cyrstals for my salt...
  24. ReefingwithO

    New York UltraReef Reactor $110, D and D Jump Guard screen top kit for 4foot tank $30, ESV 2 Part $20.

    Pickup at East 92nd & Clarkson in Brooklyn - call or text 7184504701 ESV 2 part, 1 gallon of alkalinity and calcium. I mixed up but used very little - $20 UltraReef Reactor - used for 4 months, purchased from UniqueCorals - $110 - I bought it from -...
  25. ELOSAmerica

    Elos Calcium AquaTest Kit Procedure By Marc Levenson Melev's reef

    Watch this great video on how to use our Elos Aquatest Calcium kit... Thank you Marc Levenson from Melev's Reef, Inc. if you have any question about this procedure , ask in this thread..
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