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Old 06-06-2005, 10:23 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by mjvincent
I do a 10% weekly... Once your tank is stabilized watch your nitrates and trace elements.
How do u watch your trace elements?

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Old 06-06-2005, 10:29 AM   #12
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testing for them, although I personally don't feel its necessary to test everything.

You should watch magnesium, since it greatly affects the Calcium/alkalinity relationship...but unless you have reason to suspect iodine or strontium deficiencies, I wouldn't worry too much. Its the 'fully stocked with coral' tanks that tend to use up traces quickly, and require supplementation...but if you plan to add ANYTHING then you must test for it first.
Iodine is deadly to fish and inverts if over-dosed.

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Old 06-06-2005, 03:55 PM   #13
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You should pre-mix your water change water at least a day ahead of time. Throw an aquarium heater in the storage tank and then it will be up to temp when water change time comes.

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change, water change

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