Thanks so much for the quick replies!
I don't have a whole lot in terms of corals yet, I started getting corals at most a month ago. I thought the salt mix would provide what I needed, at least for some time, but just wasn't sure. Especially since I haven't tested yet.
For now my corals are:
Snowflake Polyp Colony
Rhodactis Purple Mushrooms
Branching Hammer (5 heads)
Australian Rainbow Lobophyllia
It was the addition of the LPS
that concerned me in terms of calcium and such being used up. I just wasn't sure what to expect since this is my first reef tank and all.
Once I get my test kit in would it be best to test for about a week, starting like day after water change and up until the next one? Will that give me a good idea on the depletion? Or would it even be noticeable yet with my few corals?
I'll definitely look into gettting the Kents salt mix, seems I've heard/read good things about it before too. I was wanting to switch from the Instant Ocean now with more corals and thought I'd go ahead and order some since I'm already placing an order at Dr.Fosters and Smith.
I have a mostly full bucket of Instant Ocean right now, think the trace elements in that mix would be sufficient for me for some time? I'm thinking so from your examples, I really expected the levels to be affected more than it seems like they really will be.
Also, its sounding like I shouldn't even worry about purchasing any supplements as of yet?
Sorry for the question overload, just want to make sure I've got this down.