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Old 03-07-2015, 01:48 PM   #1
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Ideal calcium and alkalinity?

I only have 1 SPS coral in my tank, so I have never really worried about specific calcium or dKH params in my tank. I use Red Sea pro salt, so that has helped with keeping everything good (coral is colorful and growing). I do plan on getting more coral in the future, lps and sps. But I know as I would attain more, they will begin to suck up my calcium etc. that being said, I know I will need to keep an eye on params. I also know that different corals prefer different params, but is there an ideal, happy, param?


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If the levels of coral in your tank aren't depleting the elements, then you won't have to dose anything. It takes a heavily stocked SPS tank to require dosing for the most part. As long as you are keeping up with weekly water changes all will be well.
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I don't do weekly WCs on my reef. I do either 3 week or monthly. My tank is not fully stocked, I feed every other day, and nitrate stay steady @ 5ppm. When I do get more corals, where dosing becomes required, what are some ideal #s?


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This should answer any question you could ever have about parameters.
Reef Aquarium Water Parameters by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
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That is awesome! Thanks sniper


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