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post #21 of 27 Old 12-03-2008, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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I will get the pictures for you and reading later tonight when i get home.
As per copper medication goes, this tank was used for my fresh water setup about 2 years ago and i did use a product called "all gone" for my algea that had copper in it for a couple of times.
Before setting up my saltwater tank though i throughly cleaned the tank with vinager 3 days before and rinsed it. Then added new substrate "live sand" and live rock for the cycle.
Tested for copper and it always shows zero.
Phosphates allways at zero--using r/o water and both filter changed about 2 months ago, also i put in couple phoshate spunges inside my sump.
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post #22 of 27 Old 12-04-2008, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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ok here it is tested today
calcium with api test kit 640 with salifert test kit 630
kh 110 mg/l
phosphate 0
copper 0
ph 8.4
amonia 0
nitrate 0
gravity 1.023

Now the water that i am pre mixing for 2 days now (not heated yet)
gravity 1.025
calcium 400
kh 140 mg/l (not sure why so high)
phosphate 0
copper 0

Here are some picks of the tank:
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post #23 of 27 Old 12-09-2008, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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tested last night calcium 660, and kh at 100
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post #24 of 27 Old 12-09-2008, 08:28 PM
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Have you tried a different calcium test kit?
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post #25 of 27 Old 12-11-2008, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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I have an API and Salifert test kit, API test kit is about 7 months old and Salifer about 3 weeks old
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post #26 of 27 Old 12-12-2008, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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checked last night calcium at 600
and alk at 90
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post #27 of 27 Old 12-16-2008, 09:47 PM
See if can find variety of different sizes of empty shells. clean them and add to tank. they need to change their shells as gets bigger. i even saw many hermits moving? LOL
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