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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by Elkaa, Aug 22, 2012.
So sump is all back in etc! Looks busy in there now
Hows The tank Dude ?
seems to have slightly settled mate, fish/crabs etc seem happy
The 1 remaining torch doesnt look great but I guess it'll either come round or it wont eh!
Going to hopefully pick up some zoa's to add abit of colour as it looks totally bare now without the nems/torches!
Good Luck Dude and Good Luck With Move
Some mega wet skim going on there dude! Have you dialed it back a bit?
Hope the coral pulls through for you mate. Are you happy with the rescape?
Its just an overlap from earlier in the week with the water level changing Ben! Tomorrow is water change day so it'll get emptied then and be back to normal!
I have to say I am quite happy with the new scape, I have a nice hefty branching piece I am going to add in for heigh (and SPS) if I ever go back and grab a few frags! however no rush just yet. After the waterchange tomorrow I'll run a full set of tests to make sure everything is alright
So the one thing I've noticed today is my kh is abit low.. infact its down at 6.2.. I have 2 water changes planned for this week to bring it back up (hopefully) I guess this may explain a little bit of my issues!
[MENTION=18127]StarfishEnterprise[/MENTION] - ATU working a treat mate! thanks for giving it the once over!
Now to focus on getting ready for the house move!
No worries mate.
Good luck with the move!
Cheers fella On a side note - I've moved to that bucket of salt I got from you and after 2 water changes I've noticed the problem with the torches speed up even the Duncan's look abit sulky now So comparing.. Tank kh pre water changes 6.9, tank kh post water changes 5.7 check I know why the torches are dropping away! It only dawned on me last night that's all that's changed since refilling! So today I'll grab 25litres of salty from Pet City and do another change to maybe start bringing it up!
A fresh 1litre mix shows the kh around 5.5 in the salt so!
Have you mixed the salts up? Maybe its been a long while settled. Perhaps give the bucket a good mix up and try again. Af salts should be around the 8 mark.
Do you have any kh buffer?
Trust me the mrs was annoyed when I was mixing that bucket before use! (As far as I emptied it from your bucket into my other bucket then back again aswell as a lot of rolling it around!)
I don't have any kh buffer I could look in pet city given the chance this afternoon on my way urm.. 'Back' from a meeting!
Lmao you got shot the look then!
What test kit did you use?
Aye and the 'you'll be cleaning that up' conversation!
It was a salifert kit mate! Reads correct on the reference solution, reads 5.7 in the tank and 5.5 on the salt so I can assume its close to the right reading?
So looking at changing back to Red Sea salt.. I guess the pro would be worth it considering it's only pence more than the standard salt?
So I'm really starting to lose the motivation for this..
I found my new clown carpet surfing this morning.. Been there a while..
Its never rains it pours with this hobby. Can really grind you down. Hope you stick with it though dude!
What a donut I am! I just need to set the 3ft up here so the main tank is ready to be transported!
That way it can be filled / salted / heated down there with no rushing around! Whoops lol
Thats if it all goes to plan. And majority of the time house moves dont go to plan
The bonus is we have around 3 weeks overlap on the houses!
I'll be thinking this over in the meantime so
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