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Old 03-10-2005, 01:35 PM   #1
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need help with testing water

I know what to test for in an all fish tank but now im starting corals
besides nitrites-ammonia-ph-nitrates-calcium-alkalinity-phosphates what else should i be checking, i do add a trace element additive twice a week
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Old 03-10-2005, 04:42 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that's all you need to check for on a regular basis. Just keep your calcium level between 400-450 (which I'm sure you already know).

As for trace elements, most people on this board would probably say just to keep up with your water changes to keep trace elements up and don't dose anything you don't test for. Depending on how big your bio load is, supplements like that get used up at different rates, and you don't want to overdose.

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Old 03-10-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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That all looks good. What are you adding for trace elements?
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im adding tropic marin A and tropic marin K every other day, was told thats all i need since i dont have soft corals
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