Alk tested at 6.7, found doser hose had came disconnected. Reconnected and tested line. Manually dosed tank with 30ml of alk solution. Should get me back to 7.5. Will retest tomorrow.
December 11, 2017 17:01
Manually dosed 120ml of magnesium solution to get mag from 1290 to 1320. All other measurements were on target.
September 24, 2017 13:00
Added a 2 hour period to my photo schedule to include 60% blues with 0 white, red, green. This is the photo schedule recommended by D. Will see how the 2 hour period works and go from there.
August 13, 2017 10:11
Alk at 8.3, Cal at 450. Both a tad higher than I'd like but within my ranges. Will not chase target and just allow tank to stay as is.
Mag at 1325, will keep mag dose as well.
Phos and Nitr still at 0. With very few fish, I'm unable to get readings any higher.
Big maintenance day today. Cleaned return and skimmer pumps as well as all reactors and the sump.
I added 3g to the sump bringing the water level up to 9" for the skimmer. Estimated water volume is now at 54g.
Will run full set of tests tomorrow after 12g water change has a chance to settle.
Alk tested at 7.7 today vs. 8.0. Increased daily dose to account for loss over 7 days. Manually dosed to get to 8.15.
Mag tested at 1305 instead of 1350. Increased daily dose to account for loss over 7 days. Manually dosed to get to 1350.
Mag tested low at 1290, manually dosed to 1320 and doubled my daily dose from 3ml to 6ml per day. Will retest again in a week to determine if daily is keeping up.
Retested alk today at 7.3 where I expected it to be from yesterday's manual dose. Dosed 25 more ml today to get back to 8.0. Will retest at 10am to see if I'm there. Daily dose moved from 8ml a day to 15ml per day. Will continue to monitor to see if this needs to be adjusted.
Alk measured at 6.7 after a week of being gone. This was right after adding all of Eric's corals. Consumption has gone up significantly. I doesed 20ml to get back to 7.2, will dose again tomorrow to get back to 8.0. I will also calculate a new daily dose.