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Old 03-27-2011, 12:00 AM   #181
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Okay finally finished reading the whole thread, pheww haha looks really good though! Love the new rock you got and the new light for sure.

Umm i think that salt is not the greatest for corals because of its lower calcium but I can't really remember haha its been awhile since i researched salt. It might be just fine with the corals you plan to start off with since they are all pretty hardy.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:02 AM   #182
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I test my calcium and keep it between 450-500
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:04 AM   #183
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I got a green star polyp frag and it seems to be doing good. It opened the first day. It is on one of those plugs though. Can I chop off the bottom of the plug and then superglue it to my rock.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:07 AM   #184
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Yupp you can, but you might want to keep it on an isolated rock since it will probably spread quickly.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:12 AM   #185
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IO Reef has additional calcium, magnesium and strontium. I have been doing well with it.

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IO Reef has additional calcium, magnesium and strontium. I have been doing well with it.

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That would be nice, how do those work exactly?
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:14 AM   #187
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side note: I also am setting up a tank in my basement to breed clowns
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:29 AM   #188
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I test my calcium and keep it between 450-500
from just instant ocean water changes? if that's what you are saying, then i would invest in a more accurate calcium test kit, because the one you have is off quite a bit.
if you are adding calcium to the water, make sure you are adding an alk buffer as well.
i really don't think you need to add anything to the water if you use a reef grade salt mix, like the "reef crystals" brand mentioned or some other.
if you use the regular instant ocean salt mix, you'll need to add to it in order to get it close to NSW.
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I do dose with calcium, However I am not adding an alk buffer. I'll see if my lfs or pet stores have another kind of salt
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