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Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/12/2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,957
Posted By Billybeau1
We got something missing here. Nietz, do me...

We got something missing here.

Nietz, do me a favor.

Mix up a fresh 1 gallon batch of RC at 1.026 and let it aerate for a few hrs and test the calcium level.

Let us know what you get. :)
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/12/2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,323
Posted By Billybeau1
Since I have not heard of that, I will leave this...

Since I have not heard of that, I will leave this for Randy in the AM. (In our AM ). You are already in the AM I think. Heck you might be afternoon by now. Or close to it.

He is really good at...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/12/2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,611
Posted By Billybeau1
Johnny, ORP is a strange beast. You were...

Johnny, ORP is a strange beast.

You were very fortunate to have an orp of 400 without running ozone. And I'm not sure this means anything in the health of your tank.

Many things affect ORP...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/12/2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,323
Posted By Billybeau1
Yes, alk can decline rapidly in certain tanks. I...

Yes, alk can decline rapidly in certain tanks. I think you shutting down your kalk reactor had a lot to do with this.

A solid number is hard to give for declining alkalinity, but in your case it...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2008, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,333
Posted By Billybeau1
Well Caj, this thread is a couple of weeks old...

Well Caj, this thread is a couple of weeks old and I'm sorry I didn't catch it sooner.

Nitrates in the level you speak do not affect fish much.

In fact my trates have run the course of 50 to...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/12/2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,598
Posted By Billybeau1
Welcome back buddy. Hope you had a great...

Welcome back buddy.

Hope you had a great trip. :D
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/12/2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,677
Posted By Billybeau1
Limewater maintains alkalinity in many tanks. ...

Limewater maintains alkalinity in many tanks.

But keep that baking soda on hand for an occasional bump which is sometimes needed. :)
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/12/2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,143
Posted By Billybeau1
I'm not completely familiar with this product but...

I'm not completely familiar with this product but it sounds like he wants you to let the mud settle before moving forward. :)
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/12/2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,789
Posted By Billybeau1
Some reefers run successful reef tanks without...

Some reefers run successful reef tanks without them.

Many also swear by them.

I'd say more use them then not. I personally think it is a good investment. You would probably agree if you saw...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,640
Posted By Billybeau1
Yes, if they solved their past Borate issues...

Yes, if they solved their past Borate issues (which I believe I read somewhere they did), this could be a good salt for medium to heavily stocked tanks. Reefers that have been using it awhile are...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,399
Posted By Billybeau1
A few alkalinity test kits come with reference...

A few alkalinity test kits come with reference solutions. They do not work very well IMO.

Most hobbyists do not own an appropriate scale to measure out 1.1350 grams. I know I don't. :D

Get...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,047
Posted By Billybeau1
I personally don't care for Seachems calcium kit....

I personally don't care for Seachems calcium kit. Haven't tried TM's.

You could buy a Hach for a couple of hundred dollars if it is that important to you. :D

I have heard a number of good...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,323
Posted By Billybeau1
I can't think of any articles off hand but I can...

I can't think of any articles off hand but I can tell you you should try and keep your PO4 level below .03 ppm and since you are talking sps, nitrates as low as possible.

You may post your...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,399
Posted By Billybeau1
Suggestion. Pick up an API KH kit and test it...

Suggestion. Pick up an API KH kit and test it against your others. They are inexpensive and extremely accurate. It wont get you to the fractions of dkh but it will give you a dkh as each drop equals...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,640
Posted By Billybeau1
There are two big threads in the chem forum...

There are two big threads in the chem forum discussing this. I hope we can keep these discussions there. :D :D
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Billybeau1
You'd be surprised how much your calcium and...

You'd be surprised how much your calcium and magnesium numbers would jump if you went to 1.026

I would do it slowly over the coarse of the next few water changes. :)
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,020
Posted By Billybeau1
I'm not a coral expert but figured I'd get you to...

I'm not a coral expert but figured I'd get you to post that for the AM.

I'm sure Bertoni and Randy will get a look and offer some thoughts.



:)
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Billybeau1
Randy, thats not fair. :D Since you do...

Randy, thats not fair. :D

Since you do continuous water changes and supplement your salt mix to the correct proportions, I'm sure limewater takes care of your business.

A lot of these folks...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Billybeau1
Well, first you'll want to get your mag up some....

Well, first you'll want to get your mag up some. I am not fond of the Seachem magnesium additive. I use a lot of their products but don't care for this one. Kents Tech-M may be a better choice for...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,020
Posted By Billybeau1
Just so we can get a complete picture, are your...

Just so we can get a complete picture, are your corals lps, sps or mixed?
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,399
Posted By Billybeau1
I'll take that bet. :D I just tested a...

I'll take that bet. :D

I just tested a lamotte kit against a salifert and seachem and an API.

The Salifert, Seachem and API were close and the LaMotte was off.

Here's my take on...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,399
Posted By Billybeau1
I have one right here :D ...

I have one right here :D

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Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,020
Posted By Billybeau1
Well, since your inverts are ok, I wouldn't...

Well, since your inverts are ok, I wouldn't necessarily suspect a copper problem.

Maybe a test kit problem with your other parameters.

How do you measure specific gravity and what brand test...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Billybeau1
That product isn't quite as potent as say Turbo...

That product isn't quite as potent as say Turbo Calcium, ESV, or Seachems Reef Complete. It will take more of that product to raise calcium than the 3 I listed.

Kalkwasser (limewater) helps...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,020
Posted By Billybeau1
If you had toxic levels of copper, I would expect...

If you had toxic levels of copper, I would expect it to hit your inverts. This apparently is not the case.

What brand copper test kit ?
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