Well, nice to meet you..S4U
I use ro
for water changes and IO as well, I started using the Oceans Blend because it is not just CA
that corals like...I want to start a reef in mine and I will not do it until my tank is mature and the chemistry is right.
Ocean's Blend helps combat algae by containing no nitrates or phosphates, precipitating phosphates, having a low iron content, and using Reverse Osmosis / Double Deionized water.
Full additive: No other additives are needed, maintains alkalinity between 3.0 meg/L and 4.0 meg/L, maintains calcium levels between 400 ppm
and 450ppm, and has a high magnesium level.
Ingredients: Calcium, Chloride, Bicarbonates, Carbonate, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Ag, Al, As, Au, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Br, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Dy, Er, Eu, F, Fe
, Ga Gd, Ge, Hf, Hg, Ho
, In, K
, La, Li, Lu, Mn, Mo, Na
, Nb, Nd, Ni, Pa, Pb, Pd, Pr, Pt, Ra, Rb, Re, Ru, Sb, Sc, Se, Si, Sm, Sn, Ta, Tb, Th, Ti, Tl, Tm, V, W, Y, Yb, Zn, Zr.
You need to get a chemistry book for most of this stuff however...so far, no nuisance algae and thigs are doing great as far as growth on the rocks are concerned...
Now, if the Nitrate will fall, (I am now up to 50+ ppm
and it doesn't seem to want to fall...)until then, I am not going to spend hard earned money for a coral that is doomed to die because of Nitrates being in the tank....
I just got a UV
light and am waiting for the ballast to be delivered.. Hoping this will help the nitrates fall..