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Old 05-18-2012, 04:10 AM   #21
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Well, i changed the water, 15g in the last 2 days. It is 28 gallons, so yeah. I am going to mix the reef crystal salt for the first time tomorrow. I bought a 10g pale from Lowes, and drilled a hole in the top for an air pump. Is it as easy as one cup per gallon?
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #22
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No, its a half cup per gallon the recommendation gets you close to 1.022 or so usually takes about a 1/4 cup extra to get 1.026. Add salt mix test and add more if needed
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #23
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No, its a half cup per gallon the recommendation gets you close to 1.022 or so usually takes about a 1/4 cup extra to get 1.026. Add salt mix test and add more if needed
Gotcha, thanks, I'll make sure I don't mess this up, salt is expensive after all.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #24
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I wouldn't use ANY of that kent additive. Just do your water changes. Don't add anything. You can have an awesome reef with just weekly water change to replace trace elements.
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I wouldn't use ANY of that kent additive. Just do your water changes. Don't add anything. You can have an awesome reef with just weekly water change to replace trace elements.
Thanks mr X! I'll bring it back to the store. I did a 15 gallon water change and the corals seem to be out a little more today.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #26
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Mr x is right with water changes. My trace elements get replenished using Brightwell salt.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:24 PM   #27
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Mr x is right with water changes. My trace elements get replenished using Brightwell salt.
I bought reef crystals, this will do the same thing or did I make another bad purchase, lol
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Brightwell is my preference. I used reef crystals when I had fowlr. When I got more into corals....HUGE difference. Again, my preference.
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I can try that after I Finnish off this bag!
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The only thing I find I have to add is alk, mag and cal don't seem to fluctuate, but my tank uses up 1 dkh of alk per day, I'd be in a right pickle if I didn't buffer it up.
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