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Old 10-20-2006, 01:56 AM   #1
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Calcium important in FOWLR tank?

Just checking do I need to monitor very closely calcium level in a FOWLR tank? There will be some hermits and shrimps in there I know these inverts need high calcium to properly molt/grow so do I need to dose anything at all?

What else to monitor in a FOWLR tank other than ph, temperature, sg? What about phosphate and nitrate? These are to do with over feeding which cause algae problem?

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Nah, not at all. Nitrate and phosphate is all I'd worry about monitoring in a FOWLR tank.

About the only thing that would benefit from calcium is coraline algae, and that can be taken care of with water changes.


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I agree that PWC`s is all you need for all your supplements. By the way your inverts need Iodine to molt which is covered in your PWC.
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