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Old 12-14-2009, 06:07 PM   #41
 
in farenheit you are looking at about 88 deg.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:09 PM   #42
 
sorry I meant about 83
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #43
 
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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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Old 12-15-2009, 02:50 AM   #44
 
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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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Old 12-15-2009, 06:38 AM   #45
 
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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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Old 12-15-2009, 08:20 AM   #46
 
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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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Old 12-15-2009, 08:42 AM   #47
 
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All of them. (Alk, Calcium, pH)

What kind of light fixture do you have?
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:09 AM   #48
 
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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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Old 12-16-2009, 02:24 AM   #49
 
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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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Old 12-16-2009, 12:36 PM   #50
 
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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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