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Old 08-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #11
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I like to keep my calc level around 450-470. And my mag level around 1250-1300.
Don't forget to also keep check on your Alk,keep it at least between 7 to 8.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:42 PM   #12
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Don't forget to also keep check on your Alk,keep it at least between 7 to 8.
YES! Another big part, of saltwater. I don't know why i didn't say something like that. Lol Thanks for finishing my part. I prob would of never noticed.
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alk is that ph................
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:50 AM   #14
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alk is that ph................
No,Alkalinity,carbonate hardness is not PH.(Google it or wait for someone from this site to explain it,I have trouble understanding the correlation myself,LOL).
But if you maintain your calcium and Alkalinity at the proper levels your PH should stay stable.
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One thing to consider is that you should have a test kit for EVERYTHING you dose. If you're adding magnesium make sure you have a test, so on and so forth.

Typically your partial water changes should be replenishing all the trace elements used by your corals, and dosing is not necessary. Dosing may become needed if your corals are using the trace elements faster than they can be replenished or if your salt mix ( ie: tropic marin reef crystals) doesnt contain any trace elements.

Hope that cleared things up a little. I have a tank full of corals, including SPS and I havent been dosing and I'm getting astounding growth out of them.
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