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Old 03-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #11
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is there any nutrient i can add to the water just to make sure im maintaining the water good? other than changing out the water once a week
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #12
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i have very expensive corals i hate for them to die on me
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #13
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I think as a general rule you shouldn't buy anything that you don't know how to care for. Especially expensive things. Is this your first salt water set up? How long has the tank been up an running? You have been given some excellent advice already, sounds like you may need to slow down a bit and do some more research.
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i bought the tank in this condition i didnt buy the corals they were already there. this is my first salt water tank and ide hate to see them die.. theres over 600 in corals. but i bought it like that. the tank has been running for 1 year then the guy sold it to me to buy a bigger tank.
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Sounds like a nice setup. Hope you got a good deal. But you've jumped into the deep end of the pool in the middle of a race. Time to learn to swim.
First thing you need to do is read some of the start up threads on this forum for saltwater tanks. Learn about basic water tests and then reef water tests. Find out what kind of filter setup, skimmer and lights you have. Then what kind of corals are in there. Most don't really need to be fed and can survive on lights alone. But supplemental feeding can help.
Oh, posting photos is a must! That's the payment for help 8)
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thanks ill try to post some pics up
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:51 AM   #17
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thanks ill try to post some pics up
Pics are always welcomed
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thanks ill try to post some pics up
Fosho on the pics! I was reading thinking $600.00 in Corals? Wow, where's the pics? X2 on the testing kits, that's how you know what's going on in the tank. Best be on top of the parameters, you don't want something to go too far off. I'm really new to this and still check my water at least 5 times a week. I've got a 10 so I've got to be careful, swings can happen fast for me. Stick with it and good luck!
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what are you checking for? ph calcium what?
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what are you checking for? ph calcium what?
Your basic checklist for testing:

Calcium
Alkalinity
Phosphate
Magnesium
NitrAtes
Nitrites
Ammonia
pH
Salinity

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-05/rhf/index.php
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