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- Jan 15, 2013
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Depends on your stocking level and feeding. Try 9% with 2 catalysts if you like first. If all OK in a day or so move to 12%
That does sound quite high redox to start from. Are you running ozone or other to get it that high? What would be your ideal ORP you wish to attain?I have an update:
It's been exactly one week since I connected the ORP probe to my Apex.
Predictably the readings were volatile, from the get go, initially starting below 150 mv.
However, since then the ORP has steadily increased to the point where it reached 444mv, earlier this morning.
While the overall clarity of my tank is indicative of a relatively high ORP, I did not expect a result this high.
I ordered a calibration solution made by Pinpoint, not to calibrate, but simply to check if my probe is accurate.
Moving forward; I'm expecting my Oxydator to arrive on Monday.
I know, based on previous posts, I may expect an initial drop in ORP.
However, after things stabilize, I'm concerned that if my current ORP readings are accurate, the addition of the H2O2 might eventually raise my ORP to ultra high levels.
Is there a cause for concern?
Given my current ORP level, what additional benefit might I get from the Oxydator?
I don't use Ozone.That does sound quite high redox to start from. Are you running ozone or other to get it that high? What would be your ideal ORP you wish to attain?
Difficult to be 100% 400mv is good. I wouldn't venture beyond 450/60 mg.I don't use Ozone.
Thought the Oxydator would be a safer, not to mention cheaper way of improving my tank.
Until I got the ORP probe I assumed the level in my tank was <300mv. I expected to get it in the 320 - 400 range. Had no idea it would be so high.
It hit 449mv last night so it does seem to be settling down.
Could my 4" DSB in the display and Miracle mud in the fuge be contributing to my high ORP?
I received the Oxydator today but I figure, I'll wait until I get the 400mv reference solution on Monday to validate my ORP readings.
Afterwards, I plan on starting with standard 3% H2O2.
What I hoped to achieve was higher level of water clarity and increased polyp extension (non existent in most colonies) in my Acros.
Assuming my ORP readings are accurate would I be doing more harm than good by using the Oxydator?
Awesome Thanks. Do they have calculator or anything for diluting it? Sorry never done this before and suck at math lol
Oh yes.Difficult to be 100% 400mv is good. I wouldn't venture beyond 450/60 mg.
You should be getting decent polyp extension around 400mv. Wait till.you get your reference solution for your probe and take it from there once confirmed.
Check this article out.
I assume you know what ORP actually means fin relation to your water quality and the relationship oxygen. Think of an Oxydator as you would ozone in that relationship.Oh yes.
I've read Randy's article-numerous times. 300 - 450 range was what concerned me since I was approaching the upper limit.
Last night I exceeded the upper limit, hitting a high of 458.
Of course that's unofficial. Should be getting the reference solution tomorrow and I'll take it from there.
How old is the probe as although the probe initially showed within the range of the reference solution given it's continued to rise are you confident the probe is measuring correctly?Quick follow up:
Since writing previous message, I checked the ORP readings, as the probe is still in the reference solution.
In the 40+ minutes since the initial test, the ORP has climbed to 434.
As I've never used this before, is keeping it in solution longer bring greater or less accuracy to the readings?
My understanding was that once opened the solution is good for awhile
It is a Vertex Redox Probe that was purchased brand new from a reliable vendor.How old is the probe as although the probe initially showed within the range of the reference solution given it's continued to rise are you confident the probe is measuring correctly?
Regarding the Oxydator and peroxide. Your going into unknown (to me territory) I would try the 3% with one catalyst and simply monitor your ORP and watch your animals. Perhaps @Lasse could add his thoughts.