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Salinity .24
PH 8.2
Nitrate 10.4ppm
Phos .1
i don’t remember the rest off the top of my head i was scampering around trying to fix this ‍♂️ and i left the paper from
the LFS tests there
i’m having a rough day in the reefing world
Phosphate is elevated . You want <.04
Are you using tap water from the faucet or RODI water ?
 
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Not so much that its depleted but if ammonia and nitrate are elevated, oxygen will be reduced. Ph level and low salinity will cause the same
ammonia is next to nothing from what i remmebr and on the seschem ammonia alert. i’m just started my second 5 gallon bucket from my aqua buddy, should i do 5 for now or just get up early and knock it all out?
 
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Yes copper would kill coral
i thought so
unless i can acclimate all my frags, they have been in that tank for mostly 3 months to the larger tank and use the evo as the hospital. willing to risk a few cheap frags for the blenny. a lot of the back wall is covered in GSP which may go but i have heard of people witnessing them survive sometimes, or at least the colony can regrow, not sure if it is true or not. stress level 100,000!!!
 

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i have phosguard i dropped some in a few hours ago and the blenny did finslly
go back to his home but still breathe heavily
can i double dose phosguard?
I would not. You want to reduce gradually
 

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ammonia is next to nothing from what i remmebr and on the seschem ammonia alert. i’m just started my second 5 gallon bucket from my aqua buddy, should i do 5 for now or just get up early and knock it all out?
Ammonia alert - Your ammonia is likely higher as these are really a waste of money. They work for freshwater also and known for false readings
 

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ammonia is next to nothing from what i remmebr and on the seschem ammonia alert. i’m just started my second 5 gallon bucket from my aqua buddy, should i do 5 for now or just get up early and knock it all out?
Replace the 5g now and do another as soon as you are able to.
 
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Ammonia alert - Your ammonia is likely higher as these are really a waste of money. They work for freshwater also and known for false readings
also will need to buy a freshwater test kit apparently to make sure it’s pure. do you have a recommendation there? i have been using instant ocean reef crystals for what it’s worth from saltwateraquariums.com
 

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also will need to buy a freshwater test kit apparently to make sure it’s pure. do you have a recommendation there? i have been using instant ocean reef crystals for what it’s worth from saltwateraquariums.com
hanna or salifert
NO. . API
 
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hanna or salifert
NO. . API
ordering hanna complete set now. over this non working bs that’s killing fish. so frustrated! thank you for all your help. i will keep thread updated. just did 5 gallons going to do another 5 tonight and then 15 tomorrow am
 

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for the hanna phosphate, low is 0-2.5 and ultra low is 0-0.9 ppm. but both say within 0.01 what would you suggest
Ultra low
 
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Ultra low
i just ordered these 3

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