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post #11 of 21 Old 08-24-2012, 12:50 PM
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Maybe you will be the inspiration she needs to put forth the effort to learn about this great hobby.
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post #12 of 21 Old 08-24-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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That would be cool. Her and her husband have a really nice custom tank that's the centerpiece for their home so it would be cool to see it at it's full potential
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post #13 of 21 Old 08-24-2012, 02:23 PM
Ouch. Yea, nothing like throwing money away.
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post #14 of 21 Old 08-24-2012, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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they're loaded. not that that excuses it :(
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post #15 of 21 Old 08-24-2012, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at testing supplies now. I notice that theres very few tests for magnesium, is that because the water hardness test measures it?
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post #16 of 21 Old 08-24-2012, 08:53 PM
KH is not a test for Mag, its an indicator, but you can still have good dKH but have Mag out of whack. Its a balancing act somtimes.
Anyways, heres some good reads for you.
Chemistry And The Aquarium: Solving Calcium And Alkalinity Problems — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog
Aquarium Chemistry; Calcium, KH, GH, pH, Electrolytes, Magnesium, Mineral Ions, Cations
What Your Coral Needs | Successful Reef Keeping
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post #17 of 21 Old 08-25-2012, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Reading these has helped me understand the mag aspect of the aquarium better
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post #18 of 21 Old 08-25-2012, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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I've found almost everything I need to test my water. One kit that tests Cal, Alk, and Mag. One kit that tests Ph, Ammonia, nitrite , and nitrate. Last a single test for Phosphate. But I haven't found a test for GH that is either by itself or if it is with other tests, not overly expensive. Since I'm testing for Cal, Mag, and Phos, do I have to test the GH?
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post #19 of 21 Old 08-26-2012, 01:22 AM
Your ALK is good enough along with the others that you have.
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-26-2012, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Oh awesome! btw.. Are you the only member on this forum? lolol. Thanks for all your help :)
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