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  1. toosie

    Need help GH & KH?

    This! ^^^ Chanyi is correct.
  2. toosie

    Advice For How To Get Outlandishly High Ammonia Under Control

    I don't think you need to do daily testing anymore. Just test ammonia and nitrite periodically or if something seems out of whack. Test nitrate before water changes to make sure it doesn't get out of hand (at least for a while, until you know more of what to expect from week to week from this...
  3. toosie

    Advice For How To Get Outlandishly High Ammonia Under Control

    Yeah, unfortunately they won't give very accurate readings for GH and KH either. Liquid tests would be better. Were all of the above numbers from the test strips? What are the results for pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate using your liquid test kit? I hope you enjoyed your trip!
  4. toosie

    Advice For How To Get Outlandishly High Ammonia Under Control

    Looks good. KH is about where we want it. It will be higher after your trip because the crushed coral has all those days to leach. We'll see what the test says when you get back. What test kit did you buy? It also looks like you have regained your cycle just in time for the trip, so...
  5. toosie

    Advice For How To Get Outlandishly High Ammonia Under Control

    You might be further ahead to just fast them while you are gone, especially being as you haven't had time to monitor the feeder for a few feedings before you went. It IS an option. I have a feeling that no matter which way you do it, you are going to worry about the fish, but it just might be...
  6. toosie

    Advice For How To Get Outlandishly High Ammonia Under Control

    I really know very little about the different automatic feeders, so your guess is as good as mine on them. If you don't have time to get the KH test kit, it will wait until you get back. The crushed coral will have more time to make adjustments to the water now that you aren't doing daily...
  7. toosie

    Advice For How To Get Outlandishly High Ammonia Under Control

    You should really get a KH test kit, or GH/KH, test kit, so that you can track how the crushed coral is doing. You want to try keeping the KH around 3 or 4 degrees with weekly water changes. That's enough to keep pH stable but shouldn't cause problems with water changes. You shouldn't need to...
  8. toosie

    Advice For How To Get Outlandishly High Ammonia Under Control

    There is a good chance it will. How many days will you be gone? How are your numbers today?
  9. toosie

    Advice For How To Get Outlandishly High Ammonia Under Control

    The coral should be fine. When do you leave? There is really no need to clean the tank unless you are leaving tomorrow for your holiday, just leave the tank process the ammonia that is left. You can add more TSS if you like, but I am not sure even that is necessary. It looks like your tank...
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