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Old 10-14-2004, 07:03 PM   #11
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So what do you really need to keep a healthy reef? Im very new to this whole reef thing. My fish only tank is a lot less complicated. The LFS just wrote out what to put in the tank how much and when. No real explanation of the purpose of the chemicals. I have heared that you shouldnt put any thing in the tank that you cant test for? So money saving info would be greatly appreciated or maybe some very indepth books. I want this thing to be simple not a science project. Not easy just simple. Why do hard corals require more chemicals than soft? I have a 20gal. with 130 watts of light 65 10k and 65 actinic? 20 tall.

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Old 10-14-2004, 10:11 PM   #12
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IMO, there is no perfect supplament, they all have their ups and downs. What you need to do, is find the one that fits your husbandry habits and your budget.

I use kalkwasser for all my top off and I do waterchanges...that's it, no other supplaments are added to the tank. I feed the fish and add selcon to the food once a week or so, but nothing else. This works for me and my corals.


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