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Take a (sealed) sample to someone that has a freshly calibrated electronic one, and test it.
If you have a PH problem(unlikely),...
PS: Looks like 8.0 to me.
Two issues with cheap or expensive handheld ones:
1) Pretty easy to accidentally let the probe dry out.
You generally don't leave them in the...
Definitely get rid of it.
I had a yellowish white sponge like that, and it is now up in other corals as well.
Opinions/theories of mine, not to be taken as fact:
I think the best growth I had was with LED+T5. Specifically, LED was DIY cool-white, T5 was...
I started with BRS, then changed the mixing formula:
1) I cut the amount to mix roughly in half.
Mixes easier, less precipitation and settline,...
Yes, Regular IO is usually not high in Mg, and it is fairly consistent.
In fact, I usually add Mg when I mix up IO. So I would be very surprised...
Conches and Turbos seem to sit still for quite a while at times, and are larger.
My bet: The trochus eat the algae off the them, but not other...
We can work out details through PM
Yep, that is it. Changed the title to correct name.
I might frag it that way. Thought I would see if someone wants the whole thing though.
Hermit crabs usually fix that in your tank, by eating algae off slower moving snails.
I think that is what happens in the wild.
More modern bulbs, with a good electronic ballast, last quite a bit longer. 6 months seems very short now.
Make sure to get T5s with...
Hmm, a used DIY plywood tank, and owner says it needs new epoxy and silicone.
Might not be the best plan.
This one is about a foot across.
A lot of BAR people have this coral.
I picked up a frag at a BAR propagation workshop.
Looks nice, grows fast....