Matt, be aware that high magnesium levels will kill snails. If you have any, they need to be removed from your tank to a safe place, until you lower the magnesium level back to normal later.
I wasn’t planning on going that high. I was thinking 1500. According to the article he didn’t go over 1500.Matt, be aware that high magnesium levels will kill snails. If you have any, they need to be removed from your tank to a safe place, until you lower the magnesium level back to normal later.
Right now in San Antonio, the electric bills are double what they were last year, even with using less power than last year. Don't get me started.
So right now I run my AC more to keep my tank cool, however, that is not very cost-effective. I have also read that chillers cost just as much to run as the AC. So I'm thinking about doing something like this. My only problem right now is all the tubing I can find in a good-size coil is 304, and not 316.
I even started to look into an idea with liquid nitrogen, but after doing some research that not going to work.
I have never heard of these. I bet these would work better than a coil. Also, welcome to R2R. ThanksI wonder if something like this would be better:
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Right, I would never use 304. In fact, I was looking at Titanium heat transfer units.Don't use 304 stainless whatever you do. Stick to 316 stainless or titanium only.
Another option would be fans over your tank for evaporative cooling with extractor fans as well to remove humidity.
I was thinking about getting one of these to wash filter socks. What do you think
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Oh, I have looked, the problem is my sump is made out of PVC, and I would have to take a saws-all to it to get a roller made to fit. Or I can get three of those rollers that fit in a 7-inch filter sock. Which would cost a fortune. I was looking at these.If you've got money to spare that you won't miss, it might be worth an experiment. Personally, if I had room in my sump, I'd sooner use that money towards one of those new Red Sea rollermats and be done with filter socks.
So I mixed up a gallon of this last night (he's not joking when he says it gets hot). It does have a big impact on PH even with just a small amount. For example, I put in fifty mils and it raised the tank PH by .6. The problem with my ph is so depressed it would require hundreds of Mls a day just to keep the PH above 8.Alright, so the new Kalk reactor is dead, and I refuse to waste any more money on another Kalk reactor. There for, I'm going to try this from @Randy Holmes-Farley. I already have all the ingredients now it's just a matter of mixing and getting it into a container to dose.
Part 2 - The Alkalinity and Sulfate Part
Dissolve 282.8 g of sodium hydroxide (=7.07 moles of sodium hydroxide to match the 3.535 moles of sodium carbonate in alkalinity) plus 68.7 g of sodium sulfate in enough water to make a total volume of one gallon.