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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by [email protected], Jan 6, 2013.

  1. StarfishEnterprise

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    Chin up dude, it will become right soon hopefully, this was the chance to prove that I am not a **** reefer like everyone thinks. ;)
     
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    Thats how i feel, flaming letting myself down.

    any one explain how my kh has gone from 1st July reading: 8.456 to 4th July reading: 9.016

    i have dosed no elements, and added only fish food and the Probio F and S, coral E, coral B, (at slightly under rated dosing) 1ml per day.

    Last WC was Saturday. Next WC due tomorrow.
     
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    Water chemsitry is a complicated thing. Its not like baking a cake. Chemical elements that make up your overall alk reading exist in equilibrium which can shift from one side of the equation to another based on many complex interactions.

    Its just not as strait forward as 1+1 = 2 unfortunately.
     
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    Thats the second time i have found a rise in my Kh. But its unexplained for me anyway because this is a first for me, iv never heard of kh rising.

    What would cause a rise in Kh? Normally we associate a drop in kh with the use/load of the system and it is necessary to buffer.
     
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    YEs of course "normally" but its not perfect strait forward science. Even if you see an overall delcine in alkalinity, some elements that contribute to that alkalinity may of risen.

    You alk will depend on pH at that moment in time and all sorts of things.

    HAve a read of this. Chemistry and the Aquarium: What is Alkalinity? — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog

    It doesnt answer your question directly but it shows just how many things your alk can be affected by and hopefully shows why un obvious things like rises could occur.
     
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    Cheers Paul just had a read of that but will read again tomorrow. Im sure I have the article myself I have definitely seen it before. The one things thats jumped out is po4 contributes to alkalinity. Wil measure that tomorrow. I did take the rowa phos offline a few weeks ago.
     
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    No messing, no messing, no messing what part of this is no messing ?


    ok what about

    no ensuciar, no ensuciar, no ensuciar
     
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    ben if your kh is set when your corals are growing well and then something knocks them and slows down the growth you alk will change casuse your still adding the same amount as when uptake was great
     
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    Dave I turned the doser off three weeks ago mate. Im dosing nothing.
     
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    ahhhh then I have to idea why it would rise
     
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    What's your calc Ben?..has that stayed the same?..am I on the right thread?
     
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    Hey Matt yes you mentioned that the other week whenthe kh jumped to 10. Something. Calcium is stable at 420
     
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    Daft question

    The Salinity is the same :whistling:
     
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    Feel free to spam my old thread guys. ;)
     
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    Said the king of spam lol
     
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    This tank has now been shut down, and gone to its new home.

    My new tank thread is here.

    http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/la...26-eagle-has-landed-my-48-x-28-x-30-tank.html

    Whilst breaking the old tank down I found some copper wire in the sump, which I assume (and after speaking to several other people) is more than likely the reason as to why I had the least successful reef tank in the world.

    The puzzling thing is that the inverts etc were fine, but obviously there was enough to nark off the corals.

    So at least thats the reason that I am going to use, and for the issues that I had.

    So if anyone else ever has the same or similar issues, check for copper wire in the sump / tank etc ;)

    Thanks to everyone that helped me try and get to the bottom of things, but if I hadn't of shut this tank down, I don't think I would ever of had any success with it whilst that wire was present.
     
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    Did you find my screwdriver set ?
     
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