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Old 03-18-2015, 11:50 AM   #11
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I think I can dose in my over flow it should be diluted enough before it moves through the rest of the filtration. The guy on brs was saying increased water volume will help with salinity issues that happen when using 2 part. I don't understand how you would get a salinity issue. I guess your salinity would drop over time right? I don't think it will affect me much I'm kinda in the habit of weekly w/c's on my tank now.

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You shouldn't need to dose a frag tank though. The water changes would take care of that.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:21 PM   #13
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I don't know they would need to be a lot bigger than 10% a week wouldn't they?

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Old 03-18-2015, 12:26 PM   #14
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use a reef grade salt, you shouldnt have a full tank of huge sps colonies is what sniper is saying
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Frag tanks are the most simple set up you can imagine. Use whatever salt you want, it doesn't even have to be a 'reef grade'. Use regular IO, doesn't really matter. In the amounts we are talking, there will not be enough of the elements being used up by the frags to overwhelm the water changes, which is why in larger systems some people have to end up dosing as water changes won't keep up with it.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:02 PM   #16
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Frag tanks are the most simple set up you can imagine. Use whatever salt you want, it doesn't even have to be a 'reef grade'. Use regular IO, doesn't really matter. In the amounts we are talking, there will not be enough of the elements being used up by the frags to overwhelm the water changes, which is why in larger systems some people have to end up dosing as water changes won't keep up with it.
To add to sniper, if this is a frag tank being made for the purpose of a frag tank (basically an area to hold frags until another party purchases them) they shouldnt truly be in the tank for all that long.
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To add to sniper, if this is a frag tank being made for the purpose of a frag tank (basically an area to hold frags until another party purchases them) they shouldnt truly be in the tank for all that long.
Which is why most 'frag tanks' are really grow out tanks as most of us aren't doing such things.
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Old 03-19-2015, 02:31 AM   #18
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I was planning to try and allow the corals to grow and multiply not just be in and out. I'd like to do some sps and lps. I was planing on getting some rare stuff and allowing it to multiply then frag it and sell or trade it. In that case do I just need to make a reef tank basically instead of a frag tank?

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No, you are fine...just turns into picking peanuts out of poop by what exactly you call it. It is a pretty solid plan I think.
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Haha lol thanks.

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