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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by clubber122, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. jrob3rts

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    Have you had a second opinion on the tests? Regardless of water quality, the test seems wrong.
    As for the RO, the best test is a TDS Meter. Do you have one?
    I'm not sure that if I tested my tap water if I would get those levels though.
     
  2. slicker55

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    Right, I'd contact [email protected] for further advice about the RO unit and filters but I suspect the damage was caused during the period it was not in use. The membrane will have dried out (not good) and the other filters will no doubt need replacing to.

    Dear Santa!
     
  3. jrob3rts

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    Not sure how accurate testing RO is. I think it can give dodgy results, so best to test ready for tank, i.e. with Salt.
     
  4. clubber122

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    Ill look in to that asap


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    Sean
     
  5. clubber122

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355756395.626905.jpg

    Clear with fresh


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    Sean
     
  6. PaulTys

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    Few things, does your RO unit have DI resin too? If so you cant test it for anything reliably.

    Second, even if your RO is not working, it would be very strange for ammonia to be in tap water.

    Third, how old is the tank?
     
  7. clubber122

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    Yeah it has a DI pod on, I tested unsalted RO with my other nurtrafin fresh water test and it came back as 0, the tank has been up and running for about 7-8months


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    Yeah, you cant reliably test DI water, but as I say Id find it strange if ammonia was coming through your tap water, but you can always check your local levels online (go to your water provider website and it had to have all test levels by law).

    Personally id buy a new set if test kits, salifert are normally pretty good and not too expensive. The results your getting just dont make sense.
     
  9. ged@fishnochips

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    Nope, but in the other thread, he / she has stated that there was slight ammonia, which tends to back up the fact that the ammonia has actually increased as it is definitely more prominent now.

    There has to be a reason as to why the corals are suffering, and ammonia could be the culprit imo

    The only real way is to replace the test kit or get someone else to test for it.
     
  10. powerz

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    ammonia in tap water there is not you put your ro to it and the test kit say there is ammonia when you mix the salt. one test is crap or the salt is crap to me i think it is the test kit.you can not test ro with test kits as ro as no ions in it and will not work. all test kit work with ions.

    ammonia in the tank for some time. 1 coming from some thing dead in the tank. 2 bio filter not working as bio load is to high.3 ro water and salt mix not as good. 4 the test kit gaving a reading that is not right.
     
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  11. PaulTys

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    Ions, not irons. :lol: Just to clarify that its the De-ioniosing resin that removes the ions which test kit need to show the correct colour.

    Admin I agree the ammonia could be causing the problem I just think its the test results are accurate there would be more problems.
     
  12. powerz

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    it was one off them lol:tongue: i put it right
     
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    clubber122,

    Here's a suggestion...

    Why not pop into your LFS with two water samples - one from the tank and the other a fresh salt mix made with water from your RO unit.

    If you have a TDS meter, run the RO until you get either a 0 TDS or the lowest that you can achieve after say 30 minutes run time.

    I would label each sample so as to ensure there is no confusion.

    Request a full set of tests on each sample - no doubt there may be a charge but I think at this stage it would be worth it.
     
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  14. powerz

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    yep thats the way to go how:smile:
     
  15. jrob3rts

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    If you get stuck, pop down here (Mossley - I believe you are in Rochdale) and I'll dig out my TDS and Ammonia tests.
     
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    Thanks for the advise so far guys


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    Sean
     
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    0.25ppm ammonia reading today


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    Sean
     
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    Tap water also reading 0.25ppm ammonia


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    Sean
     
  19. jrob3rts

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    I think your test is fubarred.
     
  20. clubber122

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    I think it reads over, the tropic Marin test I used the other day also read ammonia just lower than my API test, so if my API is over reading and telling me 0.25ppm then by that logic it's less probably 0? In picking up a TDS meter later on off a friend for £10 do they need calibrating??


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