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General Reef Discussions / Re: Dead things from drying live rock
« Last post by Asco1104 on Jun 24, 2018 11:08:41 pm »
Look like amphipods, good guys


Tim
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General Reef Discussions / Re: my turbos all died
« Last post by Paddone on Jun 24, 2018 10:25:52 pm »
Alk and KH in this instance will go hand in hand. For our purpose they are measures of the same thing.

My understanding is, Calcium carbonate and bicarbonate in the water which buffer acid and stop the water becoming too acid.

Alk goes up when adding calcium carbonate or bicarbonate which happens when adding kalkwasser, substrate or rock slowly releasing it or when added as a part of salt water mix.

If you check your mixed salt water before adding it to the tank, if it has a high Alk then there is the problem.

If you are dosing any “all in one”, kalkwasser, or alk buffer this could be the cause and stopping should lower your Alk.

 Lastly it could be unusually high if you didn’t cure your rock or rinse your substrate as a powder on the surface of both could now be in solution in your water. Water change would help (as long as salt mix isn’t high alk).

The very last thing is to check which test kit you are using?
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Members Tanks / Re: Tims first and last upgrade
« Last post by Asco1104 on Jun 24, 2018 10:08:13 pm »
Little vid of the fish going about there business




Tim
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General Reef Discussions / Re: my turbos all died
« Last post by SouthLondonNanoReef on Jun 24, 2018 8:45:56 pm »
yeah the main dirt was just on that left side wall by the return pump. @Marty


@Paddone
hey :) thanks that as good to know, so ideally aim for a longer acclamation period for the inverts ?
re the ALK ( 3.88 ) do you think I should do a water change I did one yesterday, or is there anything else you would recommend adding to the tank to bring it down ?
so the KH would need to come down  as well ?


KH/ALK : [/size]kh in DKH : 10.9 alk Meq : 3.88


I was thinking about adding maybe some seaweed or something to the tank I know this helps with the phosphates down. ohh 😮 yeah haha that was meant to be 27c lol 😂 thanks for your help :) [/size]
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General Reef Discussions / Re: my turbos all died
« Last post by Paddone on Jun 24, 2018 8:04:07 pm »
First off, don’t beat yourself up over it. For all we know they may have just been delivered to the store and stressed by moving twice in quick succession. I have read reports from experienced reefers who acclimate properly into well established tanks and still loose snails.

+1 on food source. Your tank is small and very clean. I have 4 trochus and 1 margarita snail for my rock and glass. My tank is 140 litres. I also have a conch but it only cleans the substrate.

Acclimation for inverts is tougher than fish and should be done gradually, ideally by drip method. I rushed acclimation on 2 snails once and both died within 3 days after initially seeming fine.

High alk can kill snails and yours is pretty high. I think most people aim for 8 to 9.5.

I assume 37c is a typo?  :O
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Introductions / Re: new to marine corals
« Last post by carlo-holder on Jun 24, 2018 5:51:46 pm »
don't worry about it I buy my corals from my local fish shop
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Introductions / Re: new to marine corals
« Last post by Asco1104 on Jun 24, 2018 5:44:37 pm »
Hi I could deliver if you want enough bits that’s a porites sps


Tim
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Introductions / Re: new to marine corals
« Last post by carlo-holder on Jun 24, 2018 2:46:26 pm »
I love the big green coral u got in picture  :D
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General Reef Discussions / Re: my turbos all died
« Last post by Marty on Jun 24, 2018 2:31:24 pm »
How was they acclimated and it also looks like they don't really have much in there to eat

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General Reef Discussions / my turbos all died
« Last post by SouthLondonNanoReef on Jun 24, 2018 1:35:29 pm »
So I recently had to change my clean up crew from hermit crabs to a all snail tank after my hermit crabs killed one of my clown fish.
on the 21st of this month I added in :
1 clown fish
1 goby to pair with my pistol shrimp
1 emerald green crab
3 nasarius snails
4 turbo snails

in my tank I already had:
1 large snail
1 clown fish
1 pistol shrimp.
5 bumble bee snails

on the evening of the 22nd I noticed that 2 of the turbo snails where looking some what sluggish ( not staying on the walls, falling down and being slow ) I thought this was them just being tiered or full up as the tank needed a good clean.
on the afternoon of the 23rd after removing them from the tank and noticing the potent snail I realised that they where dead and there was a 3rd also. ( I know that when snails die they realise a spike of ammonia in the tank so I did a 10 % water change ) the last of my turbo snails was looking sluggish today, ive removed him ( no smell but there was something I have noticed on the other snails some Disc like thing ) 

im worried that my large snail is going to die... and maybe the nasarius snails.


ive attached a couple of images and my recent tests I ran today, can anyone help ?



specks :
Fluval 13.5
salinity : 1.026
temperature : 37c
ammonia : <0.15
nitrite : 0 - 0.1
nitrate : 50
Cal : 490
phosphate : 0.25
Mag: 1350
KH/ALK :
kh in DKH : 10.9
alk Meq : 3.88


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