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My first saltwater tank
Old 03-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #181
 
Why such a PH change between the two?
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #182
 
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Why such a PH change between the two?
I'm not sure. I'm going to give it a few days and check it again to see if it goes up.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:30 PM   #183
 
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Why is tank two so low in pH? What are Calcium and Alk reading?
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:38 PM   #184
 
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Why is tank two so low in pH? What are Calcium and Alk reading?
I would be the one to know have the kit that doesnt have the calcium and Alk testers.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:12 AM   #185
 
Nah, it's not just you. I learned the hard way that the API master test kit didn't have them either. Need to buy them separately.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #186
 
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Go get some independant Cal and Alk kits. They aren't incredibly expensive, like maybe $25 for both. Or order online for cheaper.

The effects of low Calcium and Alkalinity on the system can be associated with the low pH in tank 2 (even tank one can use a few points basic). Products like pH up and other reef pH balancers are strictly an Alkalinity buffer, usually calcium carbonate. This is why it is so important to test these two parameters.

What are the rest of your tests saying (in ppm)?
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #187
 
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Zeroes all across the board.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #188
 
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I meant I for nitrate, nitrite and ammonia. i dont have the calc and alk tests yet. Just started having car troubles they have to wait a week.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:04 PM   #189
 
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Found the weirdest creature.

So i'm in my bedroom watching tv and look over at my tank. I saw a weird shell, not like any shell ive seen before. Flat. So i got up to take a closer look and it was gone. I thought maybe i was seeing things and went on with my day. Looked over again a few minutes ago. There it is. Moving, blowing out something that looked like smoke. It looked like a snail. Tried to net it, but it was... to fast? Went on liveaquaria and saw Chestnut Cowrie and Abalone, Tropical. It doesnt look like either of them.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:11 AM   #190
 
Can't wait to see what this ends up being.
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