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Old 06-05-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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I am new to saltwater fish (9 months) and was advised to use calcium reactor in my saltwater reef 1x weekly. I am wondering if I use reef crystals do I still need to use calcium reactor?
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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Is your tank loaded with sps corals? Are you testing calcium, alk and mag? If not then don't bother. Weekly wc with reef crystals is fine.
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I have a few corals and it looks like they are trying to die and I'm wondering if reef crystals are the same as salt or not
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Instant oceans reef crystals? That is a reef grade salt and should be fine. What are your parameters: nitrate, phosphate, calcium, alkalinity and magnesium? Type of lights? Tank size? Types of corals? Need to know all this info to help
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I have led lights that are timed and I have ricodeas and leathers right now. I don't know my parameters but will check tomorrow for it. I was paying someone to service my tank but I have to do my own work if I wanna keep up w my own tank so I'm looking for advice
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Gotcha I'd definitely invest in a good test kit if you don't have one already. Do you know what exact brand LEDs they're? Rics and leathers are fairly easy corals and don't use up much calcium or alk so a reactor is just a waste of money.
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I was told the opposite and I'm clueless in Chicago so I should just buy some reef crystals or just use sea salt
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Is it instant ocean reef crystals?
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Advice please

Listen to bribo, he won't steer you wrong .
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