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Old 04-08-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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So I just bought calcium,magnesium,stoneium(spell check), and iodine.

My question is...since I have purple up do I continue to put that with calcium too or just the calcium and the rest of the stuff
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Do you have a test kit for each of the supplements? i wouldnt recommend dosing anything you can't test for.
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i would stop using the purple up. i would also get test kits for all of those before adding them. you can really screw up a tank and kill corals blindly adding.
as far as a calcium additive goes, you can't just add calcium. your alkalinity will be effected as they sort of work with each other. this is why companies sell "2 part" additives, both a calcium and alkalinity supplement.
i have never added strontium or iodine to any of my tanks. if you use a reef grade salt, you shouldn't need to either.
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