Reef Chemistry -- So now what?

Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry' started by Bruce Spiegelman, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Got my results on both tanks back from ICP Analysis. Any experts what to weight in on any action I should take?

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  2. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    I don’t have anything helpful to say except that this doesn’t seem to be particularly helpful.

    And that you have a lot of sodium and chloride in your saltwater tanks lol.
  3. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    You have too much uranium in both your tanks...I'd suggest moving from that radioactive wasteland you're living on.
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  4. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Keep doing what you're doing. Tank looks good. Sorry, I didn't look at the report yet...
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  5. That;'s the problem! I did look at the reports and I can't find any issues! No way I haven't f**ked something up!
  6. I also kind of feel ripped off. I was all set to see how valuable this info was going to be so I could "fix" tons of stuff -- but nothing....
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  7. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    It did do some good...confirmation what you're doing is working.

    It'll be interesting to see what the results are after the carx is running.
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    You DO have a few that are high. Esp elements like Copper that I expect to see 0.

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  9. Which specifically do I need to address?
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I wouldn’t worry about it right now but check again in a month and see if you are getting accumulation.

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  11. Thanks. Good plan.
  12. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    On the 120 report your potassium is too low (get a test kit and start supplementing), iron is zero (same verdict), and iodine is too high (slow down on the Fuel?)
  13. Awesome! Thank you. Strangely enough I do use Fuel in the SPS cube, but don't use it in the 120.
  14. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Iodine and lanthanum are high on both tanks. Are you dosing iodine without measuring and using lanthanum chloride to bind and remove phosphate?

    Magnesium is a bit off (slightly out of range on your cube and slightly under in your 120).
  15. Nope -- the only thing I dose is Calcium, Alk and Mag as well as Nopox in the 120 and Fuel in the cube.
  16. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Lanthanum is used for phosphates so I'm guessing that it's coming from the Nopox.
  17. Is it high enough to be a concern or just to keep an eye on?
  18. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    More along the lines of keep an eye on it. There really hasn't been any long term implications of using lanthanum for phosphates other than it having an effect on alkalinity; it depletes it.
  19. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    I wonder if some other additive could be boosting iodine then. I saw an improvement in my corals after testing and adding potassium. First I noticed that my orange monti was light peach, so I just bought a Red Sea test kit to see if low potassium might be contributing (potassium contributes to red pigment and zooxanthellae growth/coral darkening). I found my potassium was in the low 300s so I bought a supplement and all my red/orange montipora look healthier (more color and zooxanthellae/deeper color). So maybe you can see if adding some potassium back slowly affects your reds/oranges?
  20. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    You now have a big problem!
    When something goes wrong with a coral, and it always does, you cannot just blame the water.

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