chemistry

  1. Accidentalreefers

    Large amount of Alk consumption

    Hey, so here are my parameter's Alkalinity 7.0 calcium - 430 magnesium - 1300 phosphate - 0 PH- 7.8-8.0 ammonia - 0 Salinity 1.025 I'm using a Hanna Alk checker for my Alk readings. This is my issue my tank isn't that loaded, mainly softies and LPS (mainly smaller frags), i have a birds nest...
  2. Reef Kinetics

    Q&A Miamireefkepers and Reef Kinetics

    All you need to know about automatic water testing for your aquarium. Q&A with Rabih Krayem Co-Founder of Reef Kinetics will answer questions and share solutions on how the ReefBot can Monitor your aquarium by running tests periodically, analyzing them and sending you real-time updates via...
  3. Herides

    Low pH of 7.8, despite perfect alkalinity and surrounding oxygen. Help!

    Hey guys, According to my Seneye Reef, my pH is at 7.8 and has been dropping for a while until now, not dramatically but over a long period of time and seems to be settling at 7.8. I've been testing my alkalinity during this process and my alkalinity comes out at more often around 3 Meq/L...
  4. lazycouch

    PH HELP!!

    hey guys, i’m about to do a water change for my 30 gallon tank (will be removing 7 adding 7 gallons of new water) and the 7 gallons i mixed have a total ph of 8.5 but my current ph in the tank is 8.14. I was wondering if the vinegar method is approved by one of you? i’d like to lower the ph to...
  5. BighohoReef

    Have I dosed my last dose of RS?!? (Switching to Tropic Marin)

    Hey all, I just dosed my last bit of Red Sea (RS) magnesium this morning and calcium plus isn’t far behind. Instead of reordering the Red Sea I’ve had my eye on the Tropic Marin ALL-FOR-REEF BRS has some great reviews and it’s been sold out during covid times. I’m wondering what folks think...
  6. Kaiser

    Ran out of Core7 3b and the replacement will not arrive until the 19th.

    So I realized that I ran out of Triton Core7 3B this morning, and upon searching, can't find the refill carton that I thought I had. I ordered the 5L Jugs a few days ago but they will not arrive until the 19th. I looked around and it lists 3B as Alkalinity + Trace, which is the same as 3a, but...
  7. Oscar’s25Gal

    Nitrates are high?

    Hello guys, so I have a 25 gal. I have no corals, except a very small shroom colony and a RBTA. My ammonia reads 0, pH 8.1, Nitrite 0 but my nitrates are 35. I have 2 clowns, a wrasse and a juvie blue tang (i am upgrading my tank in a few weeks.) Can anyone tell me why my nitrates are so high...
  8. 0utworld

    Salt Mix Alkalinity Drop

    Hi all, Due to the difference in alkalinity between my tank (170ppm) and my Reef Crystals salt mix (>180ppm), I've decided to mix my saltwater a few days prior to water changes. After mixing my water for 4 days, I've noticed its alkalinity dropped faster than expected (157ppm). I think it might...
  9. Reef Kinetics

    For the first time ever, Iodine can be tested autonomously!

    The Reefbot is now compatible with Giesemann Aquaristic Iodine Test Kit. You can read your Iodine levels between 0 and 0.1 ppm! Don't forget to use coupon code rklovesr2r at checkout for a 50$ discount!
  10. C

    Concentration of Ammonia (ppm) per Ammonium Chloride Dose (g) and Tank Volume (gal)

    Hi everybody, This thread may not be relevant to everybody, but to those who need it I think that this could be extremely useful. For those of us that opt to do a fishless cycle, I have created a quick reference dosing chart to achieve whatever concentration (ppm) of ammonia you desire by...
  11. BloopFish

    Is hydrous sodium silicate fine to use for silicate dosing?

    I've been wanting to dose silicates in my reef tank and read Randy Holme-Farley's article about silicate dosing. I know that it mentions you can buy water glass solution to dose silicates, but I was wondering if I could purchase this hydrous sodium silicate powder I found online to dissolve in...
  12. Gustavo89

    Undetectable Phosphates...what to do?

    Hello, ive been dealing with Undetectable Phosphates , normally i test with Hanna Checker. 1 month ago, i move the sand abprutly to test the next day and they were around 0.75 PPM, then checked again after 3 days they were around 0.20 ppm, then again until 0.00 PPM. So i guess they are...
  13. Reef Kinetics

    ReefBot testing for Nitrate, Phosphate, Nitrite, Ammonia, Alkalinity, Calcium, Magnesium

    Which parameter should we add next?
  14. SilverCityReef

    I Have Questions...

    Ok guys, so I'm sure some of you have seen that I post a lot but this is the first time I'm putting a solid effort into finally setting up my reef tank and I'm trying to do everything right. I have been watching a ton of videos and trying to learn as much as I can but there's a lot of...
  15. Jackcarp

    Help-my sps aren’t surviving!

    So I thought I would start adding some sps into my tank which has been up for about 2 years. I’ve kept sps in my old 20 gallon with success, but upgraded my tank. I have some montipora, zoanthids and frogspawn that have been doing well. I couldn’t resist a live sale here on R2R so I bought 8...
  16. 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...
  17. Daniel Troconis

    Who is dosing Polyplab "ONE"?

    I wanted to start a conversation about this product and reefers schedules, stats, and dosing parameters that reefers have implemented with this Polyplab Product "ONE" so I can follow some guidelines and generate some knowledge on this three in one dosing product. Please answer if you have small...
  18. mahindra.dev

    Poll: Which ICP-OES testing is better

    Fellow reefer, im trying to get a feel for how many of you do ICP testing and which one you prefer. If this is about knowing the 32 elements in your reef water, then why is there a cost difference? Excuse my ignorance or grammar. Just looking for input. I have a poll, which one to pick and how...
  19. G

    Need Help w Quarantine Tank

    Hey everyone, I have a 215L tank which houses a couple of clowns, inverts (Chaiton, Mantis, Hermits, Snails) and some damsels. One of my clowns is a bit under the weather recently.. He developed a white fuzzy beard at one point, and retained it for about a week. This has now disappeared and...
  20. G

    Nitrates, Phosphates in preparation for Corals.

    Hey everyone, I know this is a noobish question, but an answer would help heaps. Regarding my 240L Aquarium with a top filter (spray bar), running activated carbon (now expired), heater, 2 Aquael pumps each 2500L/hr. The tank is about 6 weeks old, has about 21kg of live rock, two Ocellaris...
  21. J

    PH Raise experiment

    Last night I decided to do an experiment on trying to raise the PH. It currently peaks at 8.06 every night when the lights reach their 10 hour peak. I already run a skimmer hooked up to an external air pump which is located outside already. So I brought in a second skimmer pump from a vertex...
  22. Peter K

    Triton Test Result Questions

    Hi everyone, Just got my first triton test results back and I had a few questions regarding some of the importance of the dosing suggestions they listed. A few of the issues I have already been correcting even before I got the results back as it's been some weeks since I bottled up the...
  23. SDReefer

    Tank Chemistry and Nutrient Control Help Please

    Hello everyone, My greenhouse tank has been set up since July of this year and I would like to make it into a full reef tank. However, the hardy SPS corals I have put in such as Birdsnest and Pocillipora have all STNd and many of the soft coral frags have started to melt. I assume that...
  24. dangros

    Odd drop in Alkalinity

    Why am I seeing such a low measure of Alk? I measured it at 5.6 today. The Alk was struggling to stay over 7 the last 2-3 weeks. Last year, I had to watch things or the Alk would jump over 10! I'm running a calcium reactor AND a Kalk reactor so this really made me scratch my head. I've...
  25. Francoreef

    Thinking about triton

    Hey guys i to am tired of water changes and was interested in trtion. Sadly i do not have enough room for a fuge tha is 20% my tank volume being that i have a 60 cube and everything must fit in the sump. Is there anyone here using the triton 7 elements for other methods? How is it going for...
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