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My Nano Reefs Part Twenty-Two - 9/15 on

Last Updated: 11/27/17


On 9/5/15, I did the usual. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 7.47, 7.55, and 7.42.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 82.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.81
6 Gallon Tank: 79.2 degrees F, 1.0255 SG, pH 7.84
Make up water: 74.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.66


On 9/12/15, I did the usual. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 7.49, 7.51, and 7.40.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 81.5 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.79
6 Gallon Tank: 79.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.82
Make up water: 74.1 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.60


On 9/19/15, I did the usual. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 7.46, 7.47, and 7.33.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 81.8 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.69
6 Gallon Tank: 79.0 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.75
Make up water: 75.0 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.55


On 9/26/15, I did the usual. I calibrated the pH meter. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 5.75, 6.02, and 6.27.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 80.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.41
6 Gallon Tank: 77.5 degrees F, 1.0255 SG, pH 7.42
Make up water: 74.0 degrees F, 1.0255 SG, pH 7.38


On 10/3/15, I did the usual. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 7.37, 7.43, and 7.34.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 80.0 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.71
6 Gallon Tank: 77.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.75
Make up water: 74.0 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.57


On 10/6/15, I realized that I had not seen my two peppermint shrimp in a few days. A search during feeding on the next day confirmed that they are simply gone. ;-(


On 10/10/15, I did the usual. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 7.33, 7.38, and 7.25.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 81.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.62
6 Gallon Tank: 77.9 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.65
Make up water: 73.8 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.51


On 10/17/15, I did the usual. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 7.64, 7.68, and 7.50.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 79.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.85
6 Gallon Tank: 76.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.89
Make up water: 74.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.71


On 10/24/15, I did the usual. I calibrated the pH meter which always makes the readings more inaccurate! I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 5.78, 5.97, and 6.14.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 78.0 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.27
6 Gallon Tank: 76.8 degrees F, 1.0255 SG, pH 7.29
Make up water: 73.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.32


On 10/31/15, I did the usual. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 7.49, 7.52, and 7.35.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 78.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.69
6 Gallon Tank: 75.5 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.77
Make up water: 73.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.59


On 11/7/15, I did the usual. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 7.25, 7.29, and 7.16.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 81.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.50
6 Gallon Tank: 77.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.56
Make up water: 74.5 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.39


On 11/14/15, I did the usual. I tested the pH twice. The first time, I got 7.44, 7.45, and 7.30.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 77.3 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.64
6 Gallon Tank: 74.3 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.70
Make up water: 73.9 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.51


On 11/21/15, I did the usual. I calibrated the pH meter which always makes it worse. The first reading, I got 5.72, 5.89, and 6.02.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 76.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.92
6 Gallon Tank: 74.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.95
Make up water: 75.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.97


On 11/28/15, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.36, 7.32, and 7.19.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 76.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.45
6 Gallon Tank: 74.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.51
Make up water: 73.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.36


On 12/5/15, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.48, 7.47, and 7.28.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 75.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.61
6 Gallon Tank: 74.0 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.66
Make up water: 73.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.49


On 12/12/15, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.40, 7.36, and 7.20.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 76.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.49
6 Gallon Tank: 74.8 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.53
Make up water: 73.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.37


On 12/12/15, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.52, 7.42, and 7.21. The meter was due for calibration but I was short on time so I didn't do it.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 76.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.48
6 Gallon Tank: 74.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.59
Make up water: 73.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.41


On 12/26/15, I did the usual. I tried to calibrate the pH meter twice but, both times, it failed. I then just used it with the previous calibration. I can't believe it's dead already; I will try fresh pH solutions next week to see if that works. The first pH meter reading, I got 6.85, 6.86, and 6.81.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 78.3 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.99
6 Gallon Tank: 75.0 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.07
Make up water: 73.3 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.03


On 1/2/16, I did the usual. I forgot to get new pH solutions so I couldn't calibrate the bad pH meter but still used it. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.42, 7.35, and 7.19.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 76.8 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.43
6 Gallon Tank: 74.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.55
Make up water: 73.9 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.42


On 1/9/16, I did the usual. I finally got new pH solutions, and the meter did calibrate. The first pH meter reading, I got 5.50, 5.64, and 5.82.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 76.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.96
6 Gallon Tank: 73.8 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.97
Make up water: 73.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.85


On 1/16/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.03, 6.96, and 6.83.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 76.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.06
6 Gallon Tank: 76.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.11
Make up water: 73.5 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.02


On 1/23/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.32, 7.23, and 7.12.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 73.5 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.30
6 Gallon Tank: 76.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.33
Make up water: 68.9 degrees F, 1.024 SG, pH 7.26


On 1/30/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.32, 7.23, and 7.03.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 75.2 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.33
6 Gallon Tank: 76.0 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.37
Make up water: 73.1 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.20


On 2/6/16, I did the usual. I tried to calibrate the pH meter twice but it failed both times. This is getting really irritating! I went ahead and used the meter although you can see the results truly cannot be anywhere near reality! The first pH meter reading, I got 5.56, 5.66, and 5.80.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 75.8 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.53
6 Gallon Tank: 73.8 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.62
Make up water: 73.4 degrees F, forgot to measure SG, pH 6.61


On 2/13/16, I did the usual. I tried to calibrate the pH meter twice, and it finally passed with a delay the second time. The readings were ridiculous. Remember that the make up water is a reef salt mix with added calcium. The mix says it makes a pH near 8. The first pH meter reading, I got 5.51, 5.66, and 5.79.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 74.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.70
6 Gallon Tank: 75.1 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.75
Make up water: 73.2 degrees F, 1.0255 SG, pH 6.66


On 2/20/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.25, 7.17, and 6.95. Look at how different the results are from last week when they should be almost the same!

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 74.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.61
6 Gallon Tank: 73.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.62
Make up water: 73.3 degrees F, 1.0255 SG, pH 7.42


On 2/21/16, I was getting crickets at Petco when I noticed that they had a few coral frags which was unusual for them. They were only $15. I saw a kind I didn't have, a Goniopora so I picked him up. I'm not sure where to place the frag but stuck it in a crevice of rock in the 6 gallon tank after drip acclimation. He's still tiny so I have time to figure out a plan. That tank is full of mushrooms, and the 12 gallon is overtaken by green star polyps which I have to cut back almost every week to get them from blocking all the light to the little brain coral.


On 2/27/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.55, 7.42, and 7.20. Look at how different the results are from last week when they should be almost the same!

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 75.8 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.72
6 Gallon Tank: 76.7 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 7.72
Make up water: 73.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.53


On 3/5/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 7.63, 7.54, and 7.32. Nemo bit me hard enough to draw blood.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 75.8 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.89
6 Gallon Tank: 76.6 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 7.88
Make up water: 73.5 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 7.72


On 3/12/16, I did the usual. I calibrated the pH meter if you can call it that. Look at these ridiculous results. The first pH meter reading, I got 5.50, 5.51, and 5.59. Nemo bit me again but no blood.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 77.1 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.40
6 Gallon Tank: 76.7 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.40
Make up water: 73.6 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.41


On 3/19/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 6.24, 6.28, and 6.34. I moved the new Goniopora coral a few inches over and up in the 6 gallon tank after picking a huge mushroom coral and putting it elsewhere. The mushrooms have taken over and killed my other corals. ;-(

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 77.3 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.39
6 Gallon Tank: 74.4 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.42
Make up water: 73.1 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.46


On 3/26/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 6.24, 6.28, and 6.35.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 76.8 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.42
6 Gallon Tank: 76.3 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.45
Make up water: 73.7 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.50


On 4/2/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 5.95, 5.86, and 5.88. I know you're lying pH meter!

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 78.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.03
6 Gallon Tank: 75.4 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.06
Make up water: 73.9 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.15


On 4/9/16, I did the usual. I calibrated the pH meter which should make it better but makes it worse. The first pH meter reading, I got 5.20, 5.37, and 5.48.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 75.4 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.28
6 Gallon Tank: 73.7 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.32
Make up water: 73.7 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.31


On 4/16/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 6.13, 6.10, and 6.14.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 76.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.16
6 Gallon Tank: 74.9 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.19
Make up water: 73.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.23


On 4/23/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 6.10, 6.11, and 6.17. I bought some dip sticks and tested the water. The nitrate and nitrite were all negative. The pH read as 7 for the two tanks but 8.5 for the make-up water which is what I would expect even though the pH meter always has a low result. The KH read as around 80 ppm for the two tanks and 180 ppm for the make-up water. It would be expected to have more.

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 79.9 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.29
6 Gallon Tank: 74.9 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.30
Make up water: 74.5 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.31


On 4/30/16, I did the usual. The first pH meter reading, I got 6.16, 6.19, and 6.25. The pH meter is totally worthless. I don't know why I keep recording this information. It's hard to break the habit I guess. I really don't need to check the water weekly unless there's a problem. I need to stop. Is there a 10 step program?

The water test results for the day were:
12 Gallon Tank: 77.2 degrees F, 1.026 SG, pH 6.26
6 Gallon Tank: 74.9 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.29
Make up water: 73.6 degrees F, 1.025 SG, pH 6.34


On 5/7/16, I did the usual except I gave up on the pH meter. It was due for calibration but what's the point? The results are so far from real that I don't do anything about them anyway! I did check the salinity for both tanks and the make-up water. They were all 1.025 SG.


I did the usual on 5/14/16. The three salinity results were 1.0255, 1.025, and 1.025 SG. I changed the lamp out in the 6 gallon nano tank.


I did the usual on 5/21/16. I have no idea why I didn't record the salinity results here!


I did the usual a day late on 5/29/16. All three salinities were 1.025. The thermometer read 84 in the 12 gallon tank and 78 degrees F in the 6 gallon tank. I changed the two lamps in the 12 gallon nano tank.


On 6/4/16, all three salinities were 1.025. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's read 80 degrees F.


On 6/11/16, all three salinities were 1.025. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 6/18/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 85 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 6/25/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/2/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/9/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. Yes, it IS the same three weeks in a row!


I cleaned the tanks on 7/16/16. All three salinities were 1.025.


On 7/23/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/31/16, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/6/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.02, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/13/16, I did the usual tank cleanings. All three waters were at a SG of 1.025.


On 8/20/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/27/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. Yep, the same.


On 9/3/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. Yep, the same.


On 9/10/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. Yep, the same.


On 9/17/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. Yep, the same.


On 9/24/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. Yep, the same.


On 10/1/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F. Oh, it changed!


On 10/8/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. Why am I doing this?


On 10/15/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. Why am I still doing this?


On 10/22/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/29/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer was on the ground, and I didn't read it.


On 11/5/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 11/12/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water.


On 11/19/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water.


On 11/25/16, I was near CTE Aquatics and decided to stop in. I ended up buying a neon goby for my 6 gallon nano reef (and three wood shrimp for my 50 gallon freshwater tank).


On 11/26/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I lifted up the now detached glob of green star polyps on the left top of the 12 gallon nano reef and moved them towards the wall to try to get them off of my poor brain coral. They keep stinging the brain coral which has started to bleach on one side.


On 12/3/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water.


On 12/10/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 12/17/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/24/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F.


On 12/31/16, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water.


On 1/7/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/14/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water.


On 1/21/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 1/28/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I realized that I have not seen Neo, the neon goby, for a few days. I sure hope he is okay!


On 2/4/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. Neo is definitely gone!


On 2/12/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon tank's thermometer read 78 degrees F. I tended to the tanks on Sunday morning instead of Saturday afternoon. This was because something happened that had never happened since I started with saltwater tanks in 2008, almost nine years ago. While the 3.5 gallons of saltwater was up on the stir plate being stirred in a plastic cat litter bucket, somehow I maybe snagged one of the electric cords going to the stir plate, aerator, or heater, and the entire bucket came down, flooding the laundry room from one end to the other. It took me half an hour to mop it all up and try to stop water damage. I made a new batch of RO water late Saturday night so I could change the saltwater tanks on Sunday morning.


On 2/18/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 2/25/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer was too covered in pink coralline algae to read, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 3/4/17, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F.


On 3/11/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/18/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/25/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer had too much pink corraline algae to read, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/1/17, the salinities were 1.026, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forget to read the thermometers.


On 4/8/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 4/15/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 4/22/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to read the thermometers.


On 4/29/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer was covered in red coralline algae, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 5/6/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I made the saltwater from 3.5 gallons of distilled water from the grocery store as our well was opened to replace the pump and tons of chlorine was dumped down there on 5/1/17. While the chlorine was down to below 1 ppm (from a high over 10 ppm) by 5/5/17, I did not want to damage the RO system or trap chlorine in there for later release. Things should be back to normal next week. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 5/13/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F. I changed the lamp in the 6 gallon aquarium.


On 5/20/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 5/20/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to record the temperatures. I changed the lamps in the 12 gallon tank.


On 6/3/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/10/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to record the temperatures.


On 6/17/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 6/24/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/1/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/8/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to record the temperatures.


On 7/15/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/22/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/29/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/5/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/12/17, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/19/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/26/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/2/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 9/9/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 9/16/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/23/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/30/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/7/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 10/14/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/21/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0245 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/28/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 81 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/4/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/11/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and I forgot for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 72 degrees F.


On 11/18/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 74 degrees F.


On 11/25/17, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 74 degrees F.


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