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Old 02-10-2004, 11:45 AM   #1
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Strontium, is it needed?

Strontium, is it needed?

I have just tested my tank water for Strontium and it was 4. I have always thought that it was good to have strontium in the tank so dosed it, i had read books which said it was a necessarl element, Dakin, N. , Hargreaves, V.

But i have just read parts of Borneman, E. , Nilsen, F., which say that it isnt proved whether it is a benefit to have it in the tank, but they both seem to dose it to there tanks but not a NSW levels of 8, but they had theres at 4.

Have recently got a calcium reactor so this should be adding to the strontium, but should i get a bottle to dose it up to the levels of 10?

Just wondering what you guys think of it and whether its needed?
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I have never dosed or checked for strontium before. However, I believe with regular water changes strontium levels should be kep in check.

Here is a great article about strontium.
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/nov2003/chem.htm
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I believe it helps out SPS mostly.. what do you have in your tank?
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