yea 1.024-1.026 is what u wanna shoot for.. if it really is 1.034 thats really high...
-ph is low at 8.0.or was it 8.4(which one u have both there)..
enough salt water changes can buffer the ph as well..
-dont use tap with that conditioner anymore.it makes ur life harder more work for no reason.lolz. get yourself a rodi unit off of ebay aquasafe is what alot of members here use...
Tony when giving advice to people you have to remember that not all problems can be tackled by water changes. Not all problems are nitrates. And not everyone can get a RODI unit. The things are not cheap to begin with and not everyone can install therese things in their homes.
Important is to find the cause of the underlying problem and not cover it up with waterchanges etc.
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In response to some of your other concerns, Beefbroccoli, remember that your tank is still maturing. Your sand/rock may not yet have developed enough, to begin reducing the nitrates generated by the tank's cycle. Various forms of algae blooms will be occuring in the early months of the tank's life. While frequent water changes will help combat the high nitrates, it does not solve the problem of an immature tank.
I would do a complete water change with the natural sea water.
then for top off water to replace what evaporates, you could use poland spring distilled water, or great bear reverse osmosis bottled water.
this is not the best solution, but it may be eaiser than getting an ro/di unit.