TDS in PTA??-HELP-

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by lanzo, 13 Mar 2008.

  1. lanzo

    lanzo Sponsor

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    HEy hey hey guys

    Don't you know someone that knows someone with a TDS meeter in PTA.
    PLZ i need to test my TDS i have a "moerse" cyno problem and i think it is my ro water.
    PLEASE HELP
     
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  3. Obi-Wan

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    I hope you get an answer in time!

    If you can't come right, here's some tips and questions.
    OR, if you get a kind aquarist to help you test tds....

    Are you making/buying RO?
    If buying, ask if LFS can test for you, in front of you.

    A few ppm TDS does not likely mean that your RO is at fault though.
    RO could be at fault, acc to test/s, not JUST TDS.

    You can also fault your salt mix? Have you tested BEFORE adding to tank?

    Substrate - size, type, maintenance?
    Live and other rock - origin, type, maintenance?

    Other issues?
    Flow volume , type, and coverage of area?

    Use of low-grade, inappropriate carbon.

    Excessive, or unnecessary use of ANY ADDITIVES besides Ca, Mg, Alk, pH.

    If that doesn't work for you, you can have tds meter sent to closest Post Office. AQuality has replied in sponsor forums.


     
  4. MyKey

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    I agree. It could be any of the above thats causing your issue. I have a TDS meter if you wanna test you RO water but I'm in midrand
     
  5. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    if im not mistaken,Sean.H mentioned old bulbs can aslo be a cause of cyano
     
  6. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

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    hey guy's i'll reply a bit later on that, bi busy now
    Thanks mykey i'lcome and visit you when i can't come right in pta.
    Mekaeel, my MH is &months old and T5's 1 month
    Don't think it is thebulps

    Obi- 'll reply a bit later;)
     
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    Did you come right?
     
  8. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

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    yip, i got me one, thanks man
     
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