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Old 10-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Was at my lfs the other day and bought 2 frags for $7 per frag. One Is a small colony of polpys and the second one is what I think is a trumpet or a candy cane coral. It wasn't listed. And the guy working don't really know for sure. Heres is few pics
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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I have a few questions about dosing iodine and Strontium and Molybdenum. I realize with the little amount of corals I have now its not really needed due to my weekly 20% pwc. But as I add more corals I will see my levels change quicker then I can do pwc. So I wanna be prepared for when I need to start dosing and what actually need and what is unesaccery. I plan on starting out with soft and LPS corals and then when I upgrade my lighting I will wanna get in to sps.

Does anybody have any good links or personal opinions they can give me on where to start out
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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I'd recommend Kent products and zoo's love iodine what salt do you use?
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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I'd recommend you upgrade your lighting before you get too many corals. If your upgrading from weak to very strong lights your corals might get stressed or bleach.
Edit:nice corals by the way and sooo cheap!
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #5
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I'm using instaocean reef crystals. And as for my future lighting upgrade I will be adding led stunned strips to my 4 bulb t5ho fixture. But I will be adding them slowly and using dimmers as to not burn up Any corals and slowly get them used to the new light
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Planning on sps? And reef crystals is what I use they have a good amount of trace elements
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:41 PM   #7
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I would like to down the road. I'm still trying to figure out if I can by adding leds to my current fixture. I was planning on adding 2 36" stunned strips but don't know if that will be enough.
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I have tons of SPS and use reef crystals myself. I have three automatic dosing pumps, one doses Kalkwasser at night only, one doses B-Ionic two part and the last one doses a tiny bit of Kent Essential Elements continuously. That is all I use as well as a 15% water change every other week. My chalice corals are growing fast enough you can almost see it.
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I have tons of SPS and use reef crystals myself. I have three automatic dosing pumps, one doses Kalkwasser at night only, one doses B-Ionic two part and the last one doses a tiny bit of Kent Essential Elements continuously. That is all I use as well as a 15% water change every other week. My chalice corals are growing fast enough you can almost see it.
Sounds like a awesome tank
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I have tons of SPS and use reef crystals myself. I have three automatic dosing pumps, one doses Kalkwasser at night only, one doses B-Ionic two part and the last one doses a tiny bit of Kent Essential Elements continuously. That is all I use as well as a 15% water change every other week. My chalice corals are growing fast enough you can almost see it.
What's the reservoir on each of the 3 dosing pumps? Wondering what kind of volume I might need someday for corals.
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