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Old 01-01-2006, 09:32 PM   #1
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How is Kent Reef Starter Kit Compared to Purple-Up?

What would you suggest me to use?
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:32 AM   #2
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I was just wondering what other people use for calium and other Chemicals. Suppilys I got Kent But it seems to be really small bottles.
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:27 AM   #3
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What do you want to accomplish by adding suppliments? What is your current CA at?
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IMO, people new to the hobby should not even own small bottles of anything. Water changes will accomplish all you need to do.
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For example...I do not dose anything. I just do 10% water changes per week on a 55 gallon tank. True, I do not have any sps or clams. Anyways...using IO salt and water changes I am able to keep my Ca at 380 and Alk at 10.
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:09 PM   #6
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i thought purple- up just increase the grow of coraline algae, doesn't really do much to ur ca lvl. maybe i am wrong?
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:18 PM   #7
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Heres a solution: I recommend

DONT add anything to your tank you cant test for.. Calcium levels will only go down if you have corals.. Coraline will come in time. Patients is key..
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Old 01-02-2006, 04:28 PM   #8
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Ok I was reading the Side of the Purple up and it said it added CA. So I was thinking with the snails and coral I needed the Ca and IOdine. So Just do water Changes will do it?
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In general, regular water changes with a good quality salt will be all you need to maintain appropriate levels of Ph, CA, ALK and trace elements. Outside of a few situations there is really not reason to add suppliments. Most of time it is the LFS that benefits from selling you these, not your tank.
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What should I be giving the Polps to eat? I thought I did not need all these chemicals.
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