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I have the water topoff shown below. Would it be a good/awful/neutral idea to add some quick growing freshwater plants, like elodea, to further purify the freshwater (and maybe keep algae from growing in it) while it's in the bottle?
Hello, I'm struggling to understand the relationship between alkalinity and calcium levels in my tank. I’ve read a ton about it but I’m still confused. I have a high level of calcium (500) and low alkalinity (7) I’m not sure how to address this. I have B-Ionic calcium buffer system with component 1 alkalinity and component 2 calcium but I’ve never used it. Can someone help me out? Specifically can you tell me what you would do in my situation. I have a 13.5 gallon fluval evo tank. I also have a protein skimmer attached For coral I have some mushrooms and Xenia, a pink birds nest coral, zoas, and some leather corals. Additionally I have a coco worm (hard tube feather duster), a clownfish, 2 cardinalfish, and one tiny goby.
Hello everyone, I just want to share my results since I started my DIY algae scrubber and vodka dosing. Last mid June I started my DIY ATS and vodka dosing and results are finally up to par. I have a 40 gallon breeder reef tank with softies, LPS and a couple of SPS and a 10 gallon sump which where I built my ATS. I use API reef master test kit and the results up. I just want to share this because a lot of people are afraid of doing carbon dosing using vodka. before I started with this experiment here are my parameters first picture was before my nitrates are undetectable Phos 1ppm Nitrates 60ppm cal 380 kh 10 SG 1.025 Ph 8.0 after 2 1/2 months here are the results 2nd picture is the nitrates already undetectable. Phos Undetectable Nitrates Undetectable cal 420 kh 11 SG 1.025 ph 8.0