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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by nodster, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. nodster

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    Ok done some testing this morn with the salifert kits I have at the moment need calcium and phosphate tests as soon as but anyway here are results

    Sg 1.025
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite. 0
    Nitrate. 8
    Kh 9.4 dkh
    Mag. 1270

    Looking at these they don't look to bad apart from mag needs raising a little but from what I've been informed the new coral sand will soak up the mag "correct me if I'm wrong " for a while till equilibrium , so give it a week and test again to see what I'm losing kh wise and use calculator to give me correct dosage is that what you guys in the know did ?
     
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    Those results dont look bad at all , yes i have read that the sand will soak up MG and then stabilise.
     
  3. nodster

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    Yeh thanks Ceech I'm pretty pleased with those numbers if I can keep them that way , I've just ordered a salifert phosphate test kit so will be ok for next week when it arrives hopefully phosphate levels are inline as well fingers crossed , god did they cause me some problems in past. Also ordered baking soda and calcium powder ( don't ask for proper name coz I've no idea lol ) then fun and games mixing and dosing something I've no experience with so learning curve there , but be good to finally get the doser online even if haven't got a clue what I'm doing , hope online calculator sorts dosing out for me
     
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    I am sure you will be fine there are lots of people on here who can advise you when ity comes to dosing :)
     
  5. tyger

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    For me a while with no fish poss. an hour....cool stuff you can see it dispersing.
     
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    sound think its coming on leaps and bounds mate keep up the good work
     
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    Nice and steady mate just got to get my head round how much to mix for dosing , the frags I put in are still doing ok polyps still extended , on sand bed at moment and think ill leave for a week before moving them, the clowns and regal tang are fine no probs with them eating like pigs , I am getting a dusting of diatoms on the sand , rock and glass hope they burn themselves out quick
     
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    hopefully it soon burns out mate also sorry nodster what water butt do you have?
     
  9. nodster

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    Hello dannydization I got this water butt mate 100 litre off flea bay

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    I use the same one £20 from b&q
     
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    I use same one, £15 from home bargains. ...I've got 2 of them, sitting on my garden bench for now tho as don't have a pump to draw the water out without using the tap
     
  12. nodster

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    I just use tap at moment into bucket or jug for top up , just looked at me tank looks like Halloween hermit bit the bullet :crybaby2:everything else just ticking along at moment , diatoms going through their phase don't expect them to stay too long
     
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    ah ok perfect thats exactly the same as the one i have from argos though and good news done the glass test and came out zero so refilled water butt and its now reading zero o happy days :clap:
     
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    Nice one dannydization guess its time to start filling up mate , glad the glass test worked fella Big Thumbs Up
     
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    good shot that was mate to be fair yeah been super busy with the house today so going to start filling tomorrow
     
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    So deliveries this morning , Salifert phosphate test kit , calcium , and baking soda , test kit first up did the test and Big Thumbs Up 0 reading did it twice just to be sure so hey presto happy days , going to test alkalinity this afternoon same time as 3 days ago that should give me a usage daily amount , got to nip to bnq later to get some black shelving to tidy cupboard area up , plus a water change due today so busy day , thought we were meant to relax when on holidays
     
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    happy days all coming together for you nicely [MENTION=23241]nodster[/MENTION]
     
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    coming together now all , said yesterday thought Halloween hermit bit the bullet but apparently it had just shed its skin happy days , been to bnq and every where else couldn't find any black shelving so called in local bargain shop just round the corner from me and found a black glass floating shelf correct size that will go on back wall ( don't want to drill cabinet ) will get pictures up tomorrow once I fit it , can't be bothered now to do it lol
     
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    So as promised heres the shelf installed I just used longer screws than the ones supplied with shelf so I could put spaces in to set it off the wall a bit , this way I can feed wires down the back , just got my heater controller box on at mo but enough room for doser to fit on , some more shots of tank and and the coral crags just moved off the sand , left plugs on to see if they take to new positions , as you can see diatoms in bloom at mo all on over the place

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    Thanks for all your support
     
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    Looking good mate
     
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