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Maybe I didn't listen to well in chemistry, oh wait I didn't take chemistry. Hmmm maybe marine biology, oh wait didn't take that either. So not new to the explained process of adding live stock to the tank and the results that could or will happen. So I have nothing in my new set up.
Live rock went through its process curing in a vat for a month. And with a seed of a live rock pc from a local fish and reef store and bread. Now I watched the process take place algae bloom and so on.. So now tank is up and running. And as heard many times before, the patients of getting all our water parameter right, means getting >expensive< corals introduced to our tanks, and keeping them alive. Fish> eee are pretty much resilient, but can die, but corals much faster. Someone told me in here, to be patient, dialing in the tank takes time.. Huh, Yuuup.. I have great water parameters, except, you guessed it, Calcium. Alkalinity, and magnesium. One thing I'm not happy with is the fact I don't have any redundancy in those 3 parameters that seems to kick us reefers in the butt.. If I had those then I'd feel I was making the right move to adjust.
Now I've found nice pH digital monitors and digital testers, the same with calcium. But alkalinity seems to be the one that is hard to fine.. Does anyone know of a much simpler tester than Red Sea???
 

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Maybe I didn't listen to well in chemistry, oh wait I didn't take chemistry. Hmmm maybe marine biology, oh wait didn't take that either. So not new to the explained process of adding live stock to the tank and the results that could or will happen. So I have nothing in my new set up.
Live rock went through its process curing in a vat for a month. And with a seed of a live rock pc from a local fish and reef store and bread. Now I watched the process take place algae bloom and so on.. So now tank is up and running. And as heard many times before, the patients of getting all our water parameter right, means getting >expensive< corals introduced to our tanks, and keeping them alive. Fish> eee are pretty much resilient, but can die, but corals much faster. Someone told me in here, to be patient, dialing in the tank takes time.. Huh, Yuuup.. I have great water parameters, except, you guessed it, Calcium. Alkalinity, and magnesium. One thing I'm not happy with is the fact I don't have any redundancy in those 3 parameters that seems to kick us reefers in the butt.. If I had those then I'd feel I was making the right move to adjust.
Now I've found nice pH digital monitors and digital testers, the same with calcium. But alkalinity seems to be the one that is hard to fine.. Does anyone know of a much simpler tester than Red Sea???
I'm not familiar with the Red Sea test, but I like the Hanna alkalinity checker. No need to try to interpret different colors - just let the machine tell you the value.
 

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Maybe I didn't listen to well in chemistry, oh wait I didn't take chemistry. Hmmm maybe marine biology, oh wait didn't take that either. So not new to the explained process of adding live stock to the tank and the results that could or will happen. So I have nothing in my new set up.
Live rock went through its process curing in a vat for a month. And with a seed of a live rock pc from a local fish and reef store and bread. Now I watched the process take place algae bloom and so on.. So now tank is up and running. And as heard many times before, the patients of getting all our water parameter right, means getting >expensive< corals introduced to our tanks, and keeping them alive. Fish> eee are pretty much resilient, but can die, but corals much faster. Someone told me in here, to be patient, dialing in the tank takes time.. Huh, Yuuup.. I have great water parameters, except, you guessed it, Calcium. Alkalinity, and magnesium. One thing I'm not happy with is the fact I don't have any redundancy in those 3 parameters that seems to kick us reefers in the butt.. If I had those then I'd feel I was making the right move to adjust.
Now I've found nice pH digital monitors and digital testers, the same with calcium. But alkalinity seems to be the one that is hard to fine.. Does anyone know of a much simpler tester than Red Sea???
Salifert is the gold standard that I compare everything else against, my Trident included. I consider the trident to be a monitor that notes significant changes and don’t take it to be true at face value. However, it’s almost always spot on if calibrated with everyone new batch of reagent.
 

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Got some corals today, more testers coming, pinpoint monitors, coral food even thought already bought some,. Id say coming along pretty nice

 

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