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Old 09-26-2017, 09:48 AM
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little update, the phosphate level increased to 0.12 and nitrate increased to 5. is that normal for those increment in the first couple months. do i need to do something for that.

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little update, the phosphate level increased to 0.12 and nitrate increased to 5. is that normal for those increment in the first couple months. do i need to do something for that.

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its wired I tested the phosphate again, once is 0.00 and another is 0.04. Anyone got that problem with Hanna?
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It is common if the curvet is not clean or have some finger prints on it. I do expect your level is already very low, NO3 should also come down over the next couple of weeks slowly but 5 mg is not really a issue.

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It is common if the curvet is not clean or have some finger prints on it. I do expect your level is already very low, NO3 should also come down over the next couple of weeks slowly but 5 mg is not really a issue.

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hey Alexander,

My tank has been set up for 30 days, and seems every thing is getting better now. Phosphate is constant 0.00 by Hanna, and nitrate is around 2-5. Do you think I can dose some products for the coloration now. I attached the pic of my coral here.

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Beautiful corals you have, are there any products you already have and are there any kind of algae in your system ?

Usually no additional elements are necessary at this stage, the tank is still building up its biology.

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Beautiful corals you have, are there any products you already have and are there any kind of algae in your system ?

Usually no additional elements are necessary at this stage, the tank is still building up its biology.

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Thanks )

Currently I am thinking the same thing, i will give it couple weeks to get stable.

Another question, do you think it is a good time for me to introduce the anthias into my system? I only have 2 small size tangs and 1 small goby.

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Anthias need a lot of food and the tank is still cycling, I would recommend to wait until adding those kind of fish later. At the moment I would not add additional fish, lets see how the corals are doing over the next couple of weeks.

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Anthias need a lot of food and the tank is still cycling, I would recommend to wait until adding those kind of fish later. At the moment I would not add additional fish, lets see how the corals are doing over the next couple of weeks.

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Hey Alexander,

I have a problem with my low potassium, i have dosed the K-b strong for over a week, and seems the level of the potassium is still around 330ppm.

I dose 2ml/per 2 hour, 5-7 times per day, do I need to increase that.

the corals are great so far, one of the acropora's burnt tips have recovered and the lost blue color of the growing tips has come back.

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From my experience the KZ skimmers do not remove potassium so the main source of a low level should be your salt mix. With the dosage you have done you should notice a increase of the level so are your sure your test kit is working well ?

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From my experience the KZ skimmers do not remove potassium so the main source of a low level should be your salt mix. With the dosage you have done you should notice a increase of the level so are your sure your test kit is working well ?

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hey,

i use the KZ salt, and today i tested the fresh salt water which is only 280 ppm with 1.024 salinity. i use the salifert test, that can measure the change of the level of potassium. i will cross test it with the red sea kit. should i keep dose it?
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280 mg is unusual low for the salt, so cross checking makes sense. Please also cross check salinity with different accurate instrument. Lets cut down the K-Balance dosage to 2 ml once or twice per daily until the cross checks are done.

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280 mg is unusual low for the salt, so cross checking makes sense. Please also cross check salinity with different accurate instrument. Lets cut down the K-Balance dosage to 2 ml once or twice per daily until the cross checks are done.

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The salinity is 1.024, which is confimed by another test. I'm waiting for the new potassium.

The nitrate climbs to 5-10 ppm, but phosphate stay 0.00 with Hanna test kit. I will observe that more.

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280 mg is unusual low for the salt, so cross checking makes sense. Please also cross check salinity with different accurate instrument. Lets cut down the K-Balance dosage to 2 ml once or twice per daily until the cross checks are done.

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also, I like to know when I should do the first zeolite change. I have heard the first change should be less than 6 weeks. And should I leave some of the old rocks in the reactor.
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If the first 4 weeks have passed replace 90% of the material and dose ZeoBac daily for 10 days again. Another 4 weeks later replace 90% of the material. Further changing intervals are 6 8 weeks (depending to the nutrient concentrations and corals). After each ZeoVit exchange dose ZeoBac daily for 10 days.

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