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Old 10-01-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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I was recommended to administer this supplement to my tank .
But reading it has copper and different minerals good or bad ?
Apparently it's very good for corals ,
Will help bring color back to a bleached anemone ,
I think I have something going good so far if I found watermelon zoas in the opposite ends of the tank .
I'm looking for good and bad if this supplement .
Opinions if we must call them .
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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I was always told not to use additives unless I check the levels of it first. Some stuff if your system already has what it needs and you add more to it you can cause problems. I thought copper was bad for corals and inverts
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:54 PM   #3
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FERRIC CHLORIDE is in it and I was reading its harmful to aquatic animals
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:13 AM   #4
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Cal,alk,mag at the right levels salinity at least 1.025 keep up with your water changes and keep your phos and nitrates low and everything will be alright. The reason why it's not coloring up is that there's something wrong in the tank you need to find that out first your tank should have all it needs by you doing your water changes and keep your levels good.
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Also I believe in this to the max: If you can't test for it don't add it.
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Amino acids are usually used in ulns. This is used when there are very little nutrients available to coral. This will not help your nem. I would test your water. Start with calcium, alk and then nitrate and phosphate.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:23 AM   #7
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Cal,alk,mag at the right levels salinity at least 1.025 keep up with your water changes and keep your phos and nitrates low and everything will be alright. The reason why it's not coloring up is that there's something wrong in the tank you need to find that out first your tank should have all it needs by you doing your water changes and keep your levels good.
It bleached a few months ago when I went away for holidays and the timer failed leaving the lights on all weekend ( 4 days )
I came home and the water was TOO hot .
All parameters are good ,
1.025 SG
amm :0
Nitrite :0 ppm
Nitrate 5 ppm
Ph : 8.2
Temp : 79
Phos :0 ppm
I haven't checked calc
But KH : is 214.8 ppm ( 12 dkh )

It's a 75 gal .
I change 3-4" out of the tank every Saturday morning .
The only thing is I use municipal water ,
I haven't checked the TDS yet ,
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This is from sea chem web site
It's apparently for corals , fish .
And anemones .
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I'd look into a ro system or buy water from a LFS. No telling what's in that water
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I'd look into a ro system or buy water from a LFS. No telling what's in that water
A RO/DI system is the next purchase .
But I live in a apartment ,
I am wondering if there is a such thing as a portable rodi system that doesn't need to be plumbed into the water live permanently .
And only to produce about 20-30 gal a week .
The smallest I found was 75 gal /day
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