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Old 01-05-2010, 09:53 AM   #11
 
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I noticed you posted Calcium at 160ppm. This converts to 9 DKH. You may want to post in DKH so that everyone is using the same system of measurement.

Sorry Brad, this was a typo. I meant to say Alkalinity. 160ppm of Alkalinity = 9 DKH.

Don't worry about the exact employee. I've noticed in my visits there that the marine staff does not go into enough detail on Alkalinity. Bruce will want to know that they are missing out on sales.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:12 AM   #12
 
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ok thanks

What about my light, can it stay on 8am to 11pm or is that too long and will cause too much algae growth?
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:14 AM   #13
 
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I think that if you keep your Calcium & Alkalinity at optimum levels, then 8 am to 11 pm should be fine. You will see a burst of coraline algae growth, which should use up the nutrients involved in nuisance algae growth.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:02 PM   #14
 
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I purchased the Kent Marine Liquid Calcium and Calcium test today at the LFS, so I will check my reading later tonight when I get home from work.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:37 PM   #15
 
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Awesome. When you do the Calcium test, it will have you count drops. After you do a couple of tests, you will know approx how many drops it takes. You won't have to do them 1 at a time. You can generally add the first 10 or 20 drops and then start adding 1 at a time until the color changes.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:53 PM   #16
 
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I'm not an expert yet, so does anyone have a picture of what coralline algae looks like or know of a good site that shows what good and bad algae looks like for saltwater?
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:12 PM   #17
 
go to google, then type in coraline algae, then click on images up top, you will have a ton of photos
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:29 PM   #18
 
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Here is a good picture on my 180 thread:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/s...-21979/page14/

The coraline is the purple/pink algae covering the rocks. It is slowly spreading onto the dry rock to the left side of the picture.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:54 PM   #19
 
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Ok, I just tested everything and the good news is the Nitrite is down to 0.5, the Nitrate is about 20 or a little less (i'm using test strips and it is hard to tell exactly sometimes), the PH is still 8.0 and the KH Alkalinity is about 180+ or10/11 dkh (again hard to tell exactly because of the strip). The Calcium test is liquid not a strip and it was 480ppm. I do not have an Ammonia test so I'm not sure about that.

It looks like things are going in the right direction. My only concern is the Rabbitfish. When I came home the light was off and he was colorless and kind of resting on his belly in the sand. I turned the light on and gave it a few minutes and he gained his bright yellow color back but when I looked again about 10 minutes later he was very pale again and almost resting on the sand (probably the worst I have seen him look). So I'm confused by him, one minute he looks fine and another minute he looks dead, but the water quality is improving. Confused!!

Am I doing everything correct? Is the tank going the right direction?

Also about the algae, is there a bad algae to have?

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Old 01-05-2010, 09:39 PM   #20
 
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Here is the Foxface taken about 3 minutes ago. This is how he has been most of the night without anyone walking in front of the tank to spook him.
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