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Forum: New to the Hobby 01/12/2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,620
Posted By bertoni
I do 20% once a month, but there are lots of...

I do 20% once a month, but there are lots of schedules people use. Yours seems fine to me. I might do 2 15% changes, instead, though.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/12/2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By bertoni
The salt product itself, along with aeration,...

The salt product itself, along with aeration, should set the pH. If not, the problem likely is high CO<sub>2</sub>.

I didn't have much luck with my Red Sea test kits, but yours might be fine.
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Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,944
Posted By bertoni
I haven't heard a post in a few weeks, but I...

I haven't heard a post in a few weeks, but I thought it was preceding.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,413
Posted By bertoni
[welcome] I wouldn't trust any paint,...

[welcome]

I wouldn't trust any paint, personally, except some of the marine latex paints.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,664
Posted By bertoni
Lots of people use the combination. Having the...

Lots of people use the combination. Having the drippers next to each other should work, but might cause some precipitation. I'd just watch it to see what happens.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By bertoni
The nitrate shouldn't harm any of the animals...

The nitrate shouldn't harm any of the animals listed so far.

Adding a pH buffer to control pH tends to cause problems, since they are just high-pH alkalinity supplements. I'd avoid dosing them...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,135
Posted By bertoni
You're welcome!

You're welcome!
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By bertoni
<img src="/images/welcome.gif" width="500"...

<img src="/images/welcome.gif" width="500" height="62"><br><b><i><big><big>To Reef Central</b></i></big></big>

I agree that the epoxy products don't tend to stick very strongly, in my experience. ...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By bertoni
Be sure that it doesn't contain any mold...

Be sure that it doesn't contain any mold inhibitors. There are special aquarium silicone products that I've found at a hardware store, but one of the GE products is fine. I think the DIY forum will...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,757
Posted By bertoni
I have gotten cultures from IPSF.com and...

I have gotten cultures from IPSF.com and InlandAquatics.com, although they aren't cheap. Many times, live rock will provide a reasonable starting point by itself.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,135
Posted By bertoni
[welcome] Kalkwasser already doses...

[welcome]

Kalkwasser already doses alkalinity, so the combination shouldn't be needed, and won't work:

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-01/rhf/index.php
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By bertoni
How much live rock will be in the system if you...

How much live rock will be in the system if you clean out the show tank, and how what fish do you intend to keep?
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By bertoni
Most fireworms are fine to have, as the article...

Most fireworms are fine to have, as the article states.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
Posted By bertoni
People have reported sandbeds that released...

People have reported sandbeds that released nutrients, and that possibility seems reasonable. Whether or not that's happening in your system is hard to say.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By bertoni
If there was still ammonia in the tank when the...

If there was still ammonia in the tank when the fish were added, that could have done it. The tank also might have a predator or a disease running lose. Hard to say.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By bertoni
I'd leave the tank fish-free for eight weeks, to...

I'd leave the tank fish-free for eight weeks, to let any disease die off (hopefully), and then consider a clownfish.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By bertoni
The danger varies with the species, not the size....

The danger varies with the species, not the size. This article might help:

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-04/rs/index.php
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By bertoni
Maybe not with the damsel in the tank. ...

Maybe not with the damsel in the tank. Sometimes, they are very aggressive, and that tank isn't all that large. The damsels might have brought a disease with them, as well.
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/11/2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By bertoni
Anemones will eat fish if they can catch them. ...

Anemones will eat fish if they can catch them. The tang might recover, might not. Hard to say at this point.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By bertoni
Bleaching is a fairly complicated phenomenon, and...

Bleaching is a fairly complicated phenomenon, and I thought it was more related to heat, lighting, and perhaps disease than phosphate and nitrate.

Phosphate begins to interfere with calcification...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By bertoni
I agree that distilled water is likely okay, and...

I agree that distilled water is likely okay, and expensive over the long run. It might be a good way to get started, though.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,585
Posted By bertoni
The Instant Ocean calcium test kit works well,...

The Instant Ocean calcium test kit works well, although it does take longer to use than the Salifert. I had to let the tube sit for about a minute towards the end of the titration to allow the...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,746
Posted By bertoni
TwoPartSolutions.com and BuckeyeFieldSupply.com...

TwoPartSolutions.com and BuckeyeFieldSupply.com both carry bulk magnesium.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,588
Posted By bertoni
I think BuckeyeFieldSupply.com carries it, as...

I think BuckeyeFieldSupply.com carries it, as well, and shipping is most of the cost.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,588
Posted By bertoni
I got mine online from harveysalt.com, but there...

I got mine online from harveysalt.com, but there are other vendors, and they might be more convenient.
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