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Old 01-18-2014, 07:15 PM   #11
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I have done it this way for over 10 years. I've grown massive sps colonies and clams this way.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #12
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without additional supplementation? weekly water changes thats it?
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:24 PM   #13
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You should be in good shape with bi-weekly water changes
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:04 AM   #14
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The nutrients your wanting to dose with additives are in the salt. That's why these guys are suggesting water changes.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:07 AM   #15
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i know its in the salt... i must not be explaining myself clearly. say the ca in the tank has dropped from 460 to 450 since the last water change. and the new water has a ca lvl of 460. by performing a 20% wc you are only replenishing the lvls lost in that 20%. with corals continually consuming calcium the water changes would need to far exceed the corals appetite to prevent a slow decline in ca lvls...in theory..
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without additional supplementation? weekly water changes thats it?
Yes. No additives at all.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:26 PM   #17
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thats great. what type of salt do you use? i use seachem reef crystals and tested a new batch last night noticed the parameters were off. i got ca 480 alk 6.3 dkh and mg 1050 using quality test kits.
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You make a valid point ding... I assume if you do frequent water changes your parameters shouldn't drop enough in a weeks time to make that substantial of a difference.
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well at any rate this sounds like the way to go especially if i can get an auto water change system incorporated. maybe just monthly testing to realign parameters if necessary
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The only way your water changes will lose the battle is if the tank is loaded with giant sps colonies. In that case you will need to supplement. Reasonably stocked reef tanks should be fine with a weekly water change regimen.
I use a different salt each time. My theory is, what one salt lacks, another makes up for. It's been working well so far. Oceanic, Seachem Reef, Reef crystals, Kent, Coralife, Red Sea, Tropic Marin, D&D....
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