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Discussions about ammonia, alkalinity, calcium, low nutrient systems, nitrates, pH, trace elements, and other chemistry related topics.

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  1. what probiotics should I use

    I was scouring the forums the other night and I was looking at a members thread..goes by the name of sonny...if any of you know him or have seen his...
    Started by redemer123, 04-10-2011 11:10 PM
  2. Favorite Magnesium Test Kits

    So I usually use API test but they don't make a mg test. I've used both Elos and Salifert test but not for mg. I was wondering what everyone's...
    Started by nate_newton, 04-07-2011 04:55 AM
  3. My Ph - dkh, and calcium. Brain Coral hates me

    I have been watching my brain lately, and instead of being wide open , it is rather closed. Just doesn't look as good as usual. I do notice however...
    Started by michaellong, 04-02-2011 12:42 PM
  4. Lowering Kh

    Cal=460 Ph=8.2 No2=.0 N03=.05 sg=1.026 Kh=11 The Kh is on the higher end. Why for? Should I lower it or wait for it to balance it's self out?
    Started by MizTanks, 03-21-2011 02:12 PM
  5. Please help me understand.

    I'm really wanting to understand how one parameter can affect the other. For example: how does high or low Kh affect Ph? If my Kh is 11 and my Ph...
    Started by MizTanks, 03-30-2011 07:33 PM
  6. Phosphate Pillow~where to put it?

    I was wondering if I could put a phosphate remover pillow directly into the tank~say in front of a Korilia 550? Says ya gotta have it in flow~but...
    Started by MizTanks, 03-24-2011 03:33 PM
  7. People who know Cycling: Diatoms

    Is diatom "algae" one of the last stages of a new tank cycling?? Calling all people who have cycled many tanks :)
    Started by Heidi, 03-22-2011 06:48 PM
  8. Another Cycle Question: Ammonia

    How long does it typically take the ammonia & nitrate "spike" to happen? When I started my hex I never had an ammonia/ nitrate spike, started it...
    Started by Heidi, 03-19-2011 10:43 AM
  9. Phosphate Reactors

    I don't have a problem w/ phosphates now (in the 35 hex) but I vodka dose I am just wondering about the efficiency of dosing w/ my 150 now. Maybe...
    Started by Heidi, 03-15-2011 01:37 PM
  10. Substance on water surface?

    There's an oily looking substance on the surface water of my cycling 26g. I've been using SeaChem's Stability as part of the cycling. I'm also...
    Started by MizTanks, 03-15-2011 05:39 PM
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  11. raising alk with baking soda

    my alk has been a little low lately, everything else is fine: ammonia - 0 nitrites - 0 nitrates - 0 phosphates - 0 mag - 1350 calcium - 430...
    Started by jolson10450, 03-04-2011 08:59 AM
  12. Deposits on equipment?

    Wondering why am I getting salt/calcium deposits on my pump/heater in my make up water bin? This doesn't happen in the dt. Could it be from a lack of...
    Started by MizTanks, 03-05-2011 07:01 PM

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