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Old 06-21-2005, 11:43 PM   #31
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I guess these folks are irresponsible..


Honestly, Im sure I am not the only one who reads the salt water magazines and web sites with amazing tanks that are profiled. There are some very common threads among the beautiful tanks we drool over. Not the least of which is typically ca reactors, complex filtration and feeding techniques, experienced reefers and yes, *gasp* higher then nsw conditions . It is easy to forget we are not keeping corals in the natural sea. Indeed we are keeping corals in a very un natural environment. (Our homes?) Certainly there are many who are minimalists or naturalists who believe and will never be detoured from the idea that what is in their tank deserves nothing more than if it were in the natural sea. Were this true of course, I suppose the bulk of additives, gizmos and other modern techniques for reef keeping could simply be tossed out the window.
I offer no specific 'evidence' that running your reef in a way that yields the best results is either good or bad. I *do* however point to the *many* documented tanks (2 that I run!) which are very successful using these techniques (elevated alk, etc) for healthier looking reefs. Either way the topic is completely subjective as a couple of you pointed out, there is no evidence..Only facts presented by other folks who have some very amazing tanks! 8O


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