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James
09-24-2008, 06:56 AM
Does anyone have a check list. So,I can start a log book. Thanks

Vitamin-B
09-24-2008, 08:53 AM
Yes!
I'll email it to you.

Bonnie

Bdawgfl
09-24-2008, 05:31 PM
I would not complain if you sent it my way too.

tynee
09-24-2008, 06:28 PM
ditto?

kevnvan
09-24-2008, 07:18 PM
I would be overjoyed if I could get a copy as well please :)

gwrench
09-24-2008, 08:01 PM
Andy
Just emailed you a copy
Need email addresses to send out the rest.
Regards
George

TANKSALOT
03-30-2009, 07:54 PM
I realize that this is an old post, but I would like to see what you use. I have attached what I have been doing as well.

Steve

http://www.pages4you.com/photos/Aquarium/29-Gallon/TankHistory3-30-09.jpg

Vitamin-B
03-30-2009, 09:14 PM
tanks,
i sent you an email

bon

TANKSALOT
03-30-2009, 10:00 PM
tanks,
i sent you an email

bon

Tanks-a-lot :)

mrcrab
03-31-2009, 09:30 AM
I realize that this is an old post, but I would like to see what you use. I have attached what I have been doing as well.

Steve

http://www.pages4you.com/photos/Aquarium/29-Gallon/TankHistory3-30-09.jpg

Just curious, why do you keep your salinity at 1.020?

TANKSALOT
03-31-2009, 12:00 PM
No particular reason. It is what the salinity was after mixing and I thought it was a safe level. Is it not?
I am fairly new to this so you input is welcomed.

toneberryking
04-01-2009, 12:14 PM
Yes!
I'll email it to you.

Bonnie

If I say please and promise not to share any inappropriate pictures of ORCA members I might have laying around 8O , can I get a copy also?

Thanks.

Vitamin-B
04-01-2009, 02:36 PM
sure!
web admin will be posting the link for it online too. should be done sometime within a week.
i'll email it asap to you.

thx,
bon

Vitamin-B
04-08-2009, 03:57 PM
toneberryking,
pm sent.

thanks!
bonnie

Cheekymonkey
04-08-2009, 05:02 PM
Yea with regard to your salinity level, things can survive at 1.02 but it is stressful. 1.022-1.023 is a popular salinity to keep disease down.

On the other hand a more natural salinity level is 1.025-1.026, something ot think about.

If you do decide to change it just make sure you do it really really slowly like 0.001 per 24 hour period or slower is what I would suggest.

TANKSALOT
04-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Yea with regard to your salinity level, things can survive at 1.02 but it is stressful. 1.022-1.023 is a popular salinity to keep disease down.

On the other hand a more natural salinity level is 1.025-1.026, something ot think about.

If you do decide to change it just make sure you do it really really slowly like 0.001 per 24 hour period or slower is what I would suggest.

Thanks! I will do that. Still learnin' :)

Cheekymonkey
04-08-2009, 05:14 PM
Everyone has to start some time...

I'd suggest reading through this page here...
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/spg_salinity.htm

toneberryking
04-08-2009, 08:56 PM
toneberryking,
pm sent.

thanks!
bonnie

Thanks Bonnie. Unfortunatly I can't PM anyone.. (gotta love PHP) you can try and e-mail me at myharley4_2@hotmail.com

or

earthenjug@hotmail.com (wife's address)

Thanks!
Keith

conjuay
04-10-2009, 10:03 AM
Yea with regard to your salinity level, things can survive at 1.02 but it is stressful. 1.022-1.023 is a popular salinity to keep disease down.

On the other hand a more natural salinity level is 1.025-1.026, something ot think about.

If you do decide to change it just make sure you do it really really slowly like 0.001 per 24 hour period or slower is what I would suggest.

I remember having a discussion with someone here (Florida) -but I don't think it was on this forum... Anyway, he ran his tank @ 1.029, claiming he regularily took his refractometer to the beach when he went, and that was the reading he got from actual seawater.
I haven't been to the beach to check, but next time I'm there...

TANKSALOT
04-10-2009, 10:19 AM
Yea with regard to your salinity level, things can survive at 1.02 but it is stressful. 1.022-1.023 is a popular salinity to keep disease down.

On the other hand a more natural salinity level is 1.025-1.026, something ot think about.

If you do decide to change it just make sure you do it really really slowly like 0.001 per 24 hour period or slower is what I would suggest.

I remember having a discussion with someone here (Florida) -but I don't think it was on this forum... Anyway, he ran his tank @ 1.029, claiming he regularily took his refractometer to the beach when he went, and that was the reading he got from actual seawater.
I haven't been to the beach to check, but next time I'm there...

I will be on A1a Today for business. I will try to remember to take a small water bottle with, bring some home and test it. Could be interesting results.

erics3000
01-16-2010, 01:41 AM
There is a free software download called reef con pro. It is pretty nice and easy to use just goggle it