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post #41 of 363 Old 12-14-2009, 07:07 PM
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in farenheit you are looking at about 88 deg.
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post #42 of 363 Old 12-14-2009, 07:09 PM
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sorry I meant about 83
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How long were the lights on when you took these tests? Where is the tank located (what room)?

Your dKH and Calcium to me don't jive with the pH test. Something is wrong here. Also, your temp is a little high (please post in Fahrenheit).
Good catch! 12 dkh, 440ppm Calcium, and 7.9 pH. Odd combination. By any chance are you using baking soda as your buffer?
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Good catch! 12 dkh, 440ppm Calcium, and 7.9 pH. Odd combination. By any chance are you using baking soda as your buffer?


No Bro. I have not added any baking soda till date. Last time you stopped me using Ph buffer since then i didnt added anything at all.

Wake49 : Temp in Fahrenheit : 78 deg F.
I did the test 4.00 pm in the afternoon. Normally the lights get on at 6.00pm to midnight. Shall i do the tests at anonther time.
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Yes, please take the tests with the lights on for an hour or two. Why do you only have your lights on for 6 hours?



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post #46 of 363 Old 12-15-2009, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Shall i need to do all the tests again or only Ph. How long should i keep the lights on ?
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post #47 of 363 Old 12-15-2009, 09:42 AM
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All of them. (Alk, Calcium, pH)

What kind of light fixture do you have?



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All of them. (Alk, Calcium, pH)

What kind of light fixture do you have?
Okay I will do the 3 tests again tonight after switching the light on for 4 hours.

Here are my light fixture pics which contains 2 fluorecent tubes 1 T5 & 1 Aqua Coral(Purple or Blue).
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post #49 of 363 Old 12-16-2009, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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Live rocks rearranged Pics & Protein Skimmer Top view. No Skimate yet. Only very light yellow foam sometimes. Wanted to buy coralife Super Skimer 65 gallon but the freight to India is killing me. Just making it double the price. Weipro 2011 is available in India. here is the link. WEIPRO Protein Skimmer SA-2011 for 300L Marine Aquarium - eBay (item 250477126172 end time Dec-31-09 13:08:48 PST)
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post #50 of 363 Old 12-16-2009, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just did the tests after switching on the lights from the last 4 hours.

Here are results though a bit different from the last one.

1. PH : 7.9 ppm
2. Alkalinity : 10 dkh
3. Calcium : 400 ppm

Are my results okay or faulty?
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