hello i have a 55 reef tank with 70 lbs lr ls
for about 6 years now . i only have a eible angel and a coral banded shrimp with about 40 assorted crabs and 30 astrea snails.
i have a hob
filter with a carbon and a polyfilter right at the end of the return of the filter. but i read somewhere that it removes trace elements such as iodide . i am keeping mushrooms and polyps using 4 x 65w pc
also have a cpr bakpak 2 skimmer with chaeto in the return., i used the polyfilter and carbon to clear up the water and help reduce no3
. my no3
went up when i did a pwc
when i stirred the sand and possibly release toxic gas by accident.
am i safe to constantly use what i have ? i am trying to accelerate my coraline growth. i just changed out my bulbs after a year or so use from last.,
i have about 380 ppm ca
need to test for alk
. been using IO salt for years . am starting this week to use tropic marin salt heard has many trace elements and balances ca alk
and mag better, i obviously need to test to verify. i currently use marc weiss combo vital since day one of my tank. within a month or 2 i am setting up my sump again to incorporate a dsb
about 6 inches and a large amount of chaeto.
thanks in advance.