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  1. Reef testing Kits??

    Water Chemistry
    I am looking to expand my FOWLR and start keeping a few anemones and soft corals. I have been looking at reef testing kits online. I haves seen that some test for silicates, phosphates and iodine; while others test calcium, KH and phosphate; yet others test calcium, KH and magnesium...
  2. Advice needed regarding testing water parameters

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Could some of you Big Brothers and Sisters weigh in on testing the waters? In all the ways that we should monitor a freshwater tank, from pH to GH, NH3, etc. In particular I would like to know: 1. If one will need to run lots of tests, what is the most cost...
  3. water testing

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    one of my daily test at the moment is tetra 6in1 dip test but my KH reading to day was purple :-? wich is not one of the colours on the tube? what reading is that? can sum one recommend a better test for KH?
  4. Water tested everything! What do I do?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Tap Water PH 7.6 Hr PH 7.8 Ammo .50 ppm Nitrites 0 ppm Nitrates 0 ppm 10 Gallon overstocked, planted tank 2-3 50% water changes per week Currently 83 degrees PH 7.6 Hr PH 8.0 Ammo .25 ppm Nitrites 5 ppm Nitrates 10 ppm 55 Gallon cycling, lightly planted, no...
  5. High Nitrate and Alkalinity

    Water Chemistry
    Hello, I need some advise on my tank. I have a 60gal that has been established for 2 years. In the tank is roughly 20lbs. live rock, 1 tomoato clown, 1 banana wrasse, 1 midnight dwarf angel, 1 blue tang, 8 turban snails, 1 tube anemone. Everyone is doing fine with no signs of stress. I run...
  6. Question about live rock and cycling

    Coral and Reef Creatures
    Firstly I'd like to say I'm happy to join the forums and I'm looking forward to being on here every day asking inane questions. haha If I were to buy salt water from my local fish store and live rock from somewhere like petco would I have to cycle the tank? In which order/when should I add...
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