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Old 02-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #11
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Lots of good information on here -
if people with expereince want to keep letting us newbies know:
a good progression coral from a softie --> LPS and then
a good progression coral from LPS --> SPS

Also where do Non-photosynthetic corals fit in?

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All the way at the end IMO.
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I'm going straight in at the SPS level.


Kept a couple of softies and zoa's but that's it.
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mr-x are you saying I may not need to dose or set up a reactor in my new 90G?

I'm going for SPS but it won't be heavily loaded. Not enough cash for that!
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mr-x are you saying I may not need to dose or set up a reactor in my new 90G?

I'm going for SPS but it won't be heavily loaded. Not enough cash for that!
Yes. I am saying that. I replace trace elements with weekly water changes.
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How much % are the weekly water changes and what salt mix? I just began and am using IO reef crystals.
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Depending on your bio load and coral load, it would differ. As much as you can reasonably, is what I would recommend. 15-20% or so I guess. A 10 or 15 gallon water change on a 90 shouldn't be too difficult, and it's a great way to export nutrients also.
Any reef grade salt mix should work fine. RC is ok.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #19
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What about acropora?

I'm tempted with a calcium reactor:
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You aren't going to use a lot of calcium unless you have giant colonies.
This tank is a 195. It's 5 feet long. The colonies in it are softball sized and larger. The Millepora dead center was 15" across.
I maintained this tank with zero dosing. Just weekly water changes. The total water volume was about 300 gallons, and i did 50 gallons a week.
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