View Full Version : New Chem Artilces Working on for Future

06-06-2005, 03:15 PM
Upcoming chemistry articles at reefkeeping.com:

June: Nitrite (not as toxic as many people think)

July?: What is that white precipitate in my reef tank? (CaCO3; Mg(OH)2, etc.)

August?: Water changes (small and very small ones more efficient than many people and articles give them credit for)

September?: Ammonia, two part

Thinkin about :D

The Chemistry of pH Test Kits

Ion Pairing in Seawater

OZONE; Chemistry and Applications, It's Pros and Cons.

The Buffer Mechanism of Various Carbonate Sands and Gravels; What They Do and Don't Do, Facts and Myths.

GAC: What it is and How Does it Work

Evaluation of Various Chemical Adsorbents in Seawater Applications(things like Polyfilters and various resins)

Strontium, Barium and Lithium: What they Are and What They Do or Don't Do.

Units of Measure Used in Reefkeeping ( meaning, dkH, Meq, ml / l, ppm, mg / l, grains, mol, M, N, NO3-N vs NO3 etc.. Thus, you wll know what the H_ell a meq or mol. really is ;) ) And of couse how to convert them

06-06-2005, 03:20 PM
Excellent! I'm very interested in the topic for August. I will also look forward to a few of the articles you guys are thinking about.

06-06-2005, 03:23 PM

I'm very interested in the topic for August

There is one of these articles in advancedaquarist. I never really looked at it but Randy syas it sucks the big one and the guys are lost ;)

06-06-2005, 03:49 PM
Looks like a really exciting (and confusing most of the time) line up. I'll have to stock up on paper, ink, and no-doze so I can understand a bit more.

06-06-2005, 05:16 PM
WOW. Definately ambitious list. I have to of course put in my .02 selfishly and request info on Nitrogen, and it's relationship to Phosphates. I have read a few articles on phosphates but they never talk about Nitrogen outside the nitrogen cycle, nitrite, and nitrate. Is that all there is?

I am trying to dig into these do to the browning of 20% of my SPS despite no measurable nitrates nore phosphates and having literally no algae anywhere in the tank..

I edited to be more specific..