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    Quote Originally Posted by Keroppi667 View Post
    His Alk is 8.5 vs my 8.05....would that be a big enough swing to cause such issues?
    Also got a full set of Salifert kits for $60...We'll see soon if the API kit was correct. Guess I won't be needing that nitrate kit after all.

    Nice, where'd you get them? I've been wanting to buy them but they've always been a bit more pricey.

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    Temp can't be it. I never have issues with buying from others and acclimating . That alk difference ahouldnt be a issue.

    Where you get all those kits for that price?


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    What are you using to export nutrients?


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    You gotta get a magnesium kit too, it’s very important!

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    What’s your source water output TDS? If all the corals are death in that short period of time the problem is your water. Also how you measure your salinity?
    If you are not far from me come and get a small birdnest frag, this is the best specie for test water quality in my experience.

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    0.5 swing in ALK is not that bad, so no, it shouldn't have caused your death. API test kits are fine for general measurements. If you want exact measurements then use hanna and/or red sea etc.

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    How did you acclimate them? Did you put them all together when you acclimated them?

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    I plan to get the Mag kit as well. I bought them off a reefer on reef2reef.i export nutrients with a sea side aquatics cs 3.5 skimmer. Basic little unit but it works. My TDS was 0 when I mixed the water. I know my DI resin is almost spent, I need to check it again. I measured the salinity with a refractoneter. Need to get a PM2 for my Apex but I am broke. Should a bought that instead of frags lol. I did put them all together when I acclimated them. Many have speculated this could be the major contributing issue. Chemical warfare between the frags in the bucket.


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