Water tests completed.

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Carol

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The state of the corraline is a good canary early warning system that things arnt quite right ??? 


Like I have said before I belive its the KH  ............


Plus every single salt mix is different ,Ive tried 2 parters, back in the day IO Tropic Marin  the basic one, Kent, you name it ive tried it,however I always come back to RSPro  .


With all other salts ive had to adjust the levels before using with this I never have   .


Bear in mind too the age of test kits thier only good for about 3 months , then they can start to lie to you . I use Salifert as I feel thier the most accurate . Of course this does not mean they are  :smiley:

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I read it on a running site some where, I didnt think it helped a lot , they say 2 cups to a bath and dont over do it . Bit hit and miss as ive got a big whirlpool bath  and depends how full you fill it.


My hard run was 10 to 15 miles , most likely a stroll in the park to a real runner ..its them short legs , i have to work twice as hard  :smiley: [size=78%] [/size]
Lol i have short legs too so I know hiw you feel

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good call, change to the RSCP and let that slowly bring your levels to the desired. (if your a water change man) I have a tiny piece of plating montipora if you want me to try and ship it in a jiffy bag. will send it the end of the month. see how it gets on. it is super tiny so postage will be fook all. ill make a little perspex cover to stop it getting damaged and put it in a plastic bag wrapped in a jiffy, see how it travels.

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Tiny frag

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Thanks Ash....remind me to PM you my address!

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no worries. i'll cut some perspex up the end of next week (I'm in aberdeen next week so will do it when i get back) then will arrange shipping it over. :)

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Just a quick update to this, I received my RSCP on Tuesday and did a 20ltr mix for a water change, so it's less than 5% in total. I thought I would do small but daily changes so as not to shock the system.

Came down yesterday and the fish seemed brighter and a little more colourful and didn't think anything of it until I came down today to find that they are definitely more vibrant.

So I will keep this regime up for a week before I test the tank again as it won't have changed that much yet.

On a side note it now looks like my Yellow Tang has decided it's his/her tank now. I saw that my Atlantic Blue had a torn tail fin and a small wound this morning. And that YT is going upto the other two tangs with fins raised to make itself look bigger and the tail spike coming out whilst backing up and onto them. At the moment it's more AT that's getting it as he's the smallest but then YT is trying it on with 2SBT.

Should be fun when adding more fish then.

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What you say is very true of when we did our water changes on the freshwater ,most often it triggered them to spawn and it drove the Clown Loaches nutts...


When I moved this tank when its real home sprung a leak I had to add soem fresh salt water so in effect I did a water change, which i had not ever done for years,and yes I saw a spurt of growth in the Acropora and things sort of perked up...but ive got to work it out for myself that it wasnt something mundane  , or..was it trace elements?????  :huh:

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Reply #38

Quick update on this now and all seems to be coming back into alignment after four small water changes over the first four days and one 50 litre water change a week later.

Calcium - 450
dKH - 8.8
Magnesium - 1410
Salinity - 1.026
pH - 8.2


Will be doing another change later but RSCP is definitely better for me! And if it snows I have some salt I can put on the drive if I run out of rock salt  :smiley:

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Those look like good figures.  :glad:
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