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Old 03-10-2014, 09:00 AM   #11
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No salt has nothing to do with it. Just cut back on feeding and up the wc's. You may want to run some chemical media to help
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You still should use a reef grade salt mix if you are keeping corals. It's not going to do anything for your issue however.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:32 AM   #13
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Should I switch my salt over to reef salt from instant ocean?

Oops I read that backwards. Mr_X is right you should be using a reef salt for corals.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:12 AM   #14
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I don't have any fish to feed I just have snails n crabs
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:14 PM   #15
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Have you tested the water your using for wc's for phosphates?
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No should I? It's coming off a ro/di 6 stage system. I had my tank water tested at petco yesterday and he said everything was in check and I could add fish
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Petco? You better get your own test kits if you want to be successful in this hobby. You need a TDS meter to check and see when the filters on your RO unit need changing. Do you have one and if so, what is it telling you?
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:35 PM   #18
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Are you buying the ro or making it? While your water is most likely not toxic to fish adding fish will increase the fuel in your system that is growing the algae (food and poop), I strongly suggest you get the algae under control before adding a fish because it will be easier
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Those are kind of worthless. At the very least you should invest in an api reef master kit, but other brands like Red Sea, salefirt, or Hannah are much better
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