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29 Apr 2016 12:59 #31 by robert (robert carter)
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was down with the lads in sh ,took down a sample of tap water which Darren checked for me ,ph 7.2 kh was only 2 . ever dently this should be 4 which is the reason the ph in the tank is falling to 6.2 . he gave me a bottle of reef carbonate to dose the tank also got a kh test kit. the white hue is a bacterial problem and he reckons if I can get the kh right then the ph will also return to a more normal figure and the hue will go . on a positive side the water has cleared a good bit since running the carbon for the last 72 hrs so my thoughts were right and it is the tap water .

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29 Apr 2016 17:10 #32 by alan 64 (alan)
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Have u c02 in that tank robert

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29 Apr 2016 18:09 #33 by robert (robert carter)
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yes I do ,after looking on mr google I think it doesn't help . this water chemistry is quite complicated but interesting but need to learn more

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30 Apr 2016 11:42 #34 by alan 64 (alan)
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C02 will drop ur ph mate so i wouldnt worry about making ur water harder

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30 Apr 2016 14:23 #35 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)

robert wrote: yes I do ,after looking on mr google I think it doesn't help . this water chemistry is quite complicated but interesting but need to learn more

Gotta laugh when I talk about keeping fish and people seem amazed that it involves anything more than fecking them into water and feeding them. That's why I love this hobby; it can involve so many disciplines and turns you into a bit of a renaissance man.

"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you.They're freeing your soul."

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30 Apr 2016 14:40 #36 by robert (robert carter)
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herself is telling me all I ever talk about is fish and water test results . think its slowly turning me mad , and you know there is no known cure , its terminal.

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03 May 2016 20:13 #37 by robert (robert carter)
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well tonight just completed my water change ,limited to just 25 % tonight and the white water is back worse ,not that it ever disappeared completly , at this stage am really getting stressed out about this ,especially with the new tank project luming ever nearer . it doesn't seem to worry the fish ,the angels even spawned in it. just need to solve this urgenty .

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