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Old 06-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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New corals and dosing???

Finally decided my tank is ready for some corals so have ordered a soft coral pack from reeftanks.co.uk. I will eventually be getting some sps and lps too but will see how the others go first. My question is what do I need to start dosing to keep them all happy and what are the best test kits for calcium etc... I need to get on eBay and start spending!
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No dosing necessary. PWC`s should take care of replenishing all trace elements.
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Really? What about hard coral skeleton development? Do you think I should run carbon to cut out any of the toxic warfare?!
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Maybe if your tank was loaded with SPS corals than maybe. And then only after testing to make sure you need to. Never dose anything you cant test for.
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Everything including calcium is in the water column from your salt mix.

There are those rare corals that are non-photsynthetic and require actual food but thats it.

There are members on this forum who havent fed a coral in over a decade and do quite well.
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That makes me happier now. Thought I was gonna have to do the same thing
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Alot of LFS and people say you should dose, but as stated earlier I wouldnt put anything in my tank that I can't test for.
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I have not dosed anything for 13+ yrs now. Weekly or bi weekly PWC`s will do just fine.
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Yes makes sense to me. I buy all my water from LFS so probably need to find out what salt they use just to make sure I get all the benefits! I would think it's pretty good stuff seeing as they stock quite a lot of corals and they seem pretty healthy to the un trained eye at least!
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