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Roanfel posted a topic in Water ChemistrySo I just got a new pack of Tropic Marin classic salt. Its dKH is supposed to be 9-10 dKH, but when I mix it up it comes out to be 14 dKH!!!?!. I mixed and tossed that bag around when I first got it. Ive made two batches with the same results. I measured and used the correct salt portions: ½ cup per gallon and my refractometer read 1.025. Ive tried two different buckets. Ive used two test kits (Hanna checker and api) which both came out to 14dKH. Is there something im doing wrong? Bad batch? would appreciate the help.
Hello everyone, my name is Nicolas Marion, i'm from Montréal. So sorry if my english might sound off sometime I decide to use nano-reef.com has main platform to put the history of my tank, i realy enjoy the community here and the website. Background : I had a salt aquarium 12 years ago, i enjoy it, spend too much but boy i learn some lesson ! The reason i stop back then it was because of the heat and i couldn't control the heat correctly (Metal Halide) without spending huge amount of money for a chiller, i felt so guilty to lose fish/coral and i decide to stop. So life goes on, and recently i started back with aquarium, fresh water, i love it, plants, green, is my stuff, i felt like i didn't have anymore challenge and it was time go back with salt water. I read a lot before starting and i finaly decide my plans. I will use this first message with current update of the aquarium. I just bought my first coral couple hour ago, but i didn't do the aquascape wich for me is a very big deal, i think i need some help to figure out the best visual scape possible visible through 3 side. Also my real light will come tommorow (AI Prime HD), for now i use time to time my Kessil 360 WE Tuna sun from my freshwater. Live stock : Macro Algea Red Gracilaria hayi Caulerpa Racemosa Caulerpa Mexicana Caulerpa Serrulata Snails 2 Astraea tecta 2 Banded Trochus 5 Nassarius Shrimp 3 Sexy Shrimp (Thor amboinensis) Fishs 2 Adult/Pair Amphiprion Ocellaris 1 Damsel Springer (Chrysiptera springeri) Coral Clavularia sp. White Clove Polyps Sympodium sp. Blue/Green Sympodium Polyp Pachyclavularia violacea - Green Star Polyp (Metallic?) (Need help to ID correctly) Pseudocorynactis caribbeorum ? In a shell Xenia sp. White Pulsing Xenia (Need help to ID correctly) Euphyllia glabrescens sp. Peach Torch Entacmaea quadricolor sp. Rainbow Bubble Tip Anemone (Have around 7) Briareum asbestinum, Gorgonian Corky Sea Finger Acanthastrea echinata Red Seriatopora caliendrum (Green Birdsnest) Montipora Capricornis Red Platygyra Maze Brain Green Sponge Haliclona specimen (residue of) Zoanthids Armageddon Velociraptor or Dang Ding or Yellow mamba ? Yellow Road Block or Orange Bang ? Bam Bam Orange Beta Eyes ? Mushrooms Actinodiscus sp. Turquoise Pinstripe Discosoma sp. Blue Tonga Ricordea Florida sp. Green Dead stock : Fishs 2 Chromis viridis 3 HUGE Star Snail Money spent : (intial start evaluated around 1500$) Now 2600+ CDN