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Old 02-16-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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Calcium????

Should I test for calcium now that I have candy cane and pagoda corals? I have been using IO salt, should I use reef salt instead? I guess I should test and then decide. I found a aiptasia, guess I should kill it?
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:53 PM   #2
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Yes to test.
No, the salt is a matter of choice, and I use IO.
Yes nuke the aiptasia. It will take over.
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I like the IO Reef Crystals salt. It has nice high ca & alk. With regular water changes there's almost no need to add supplements to the water. I try to keep my Ca around 450 and my alk between 9 & 11. Peppermint shrimp ate my aptasia (and he's a pretty cool critter to boot)!
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I Joe Juiced the ones I could get at and put 3 pep. shrimp in to take care of the rest and as far as I can tell they have wiped out the aptasia.
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:33 PM   #5
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Like phyl says ... cal and alk need to both tested for and additives used to bring them up slowly if there down. I use 2 part b-ionic great stuff easy to dose...
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