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Old 12-18-2013, 01:50 AM   #11
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check this thread out, this guy has all the info for test kits Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.

I would say, test the water first and make sure the parameters are fine. if not then you can use the bottles.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:47 AM   #12
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Being a reef salt you will not need anything in those bottles I a. Very Long time .
Focus on the main ones first .
1) you will need to cycle the tank before adding any live stock for this you only need to test salinity or SG 1.025 for reefs
Ammonia , nitrite and nitrates
After that you can test for ph , phosphates , cal KH ect but all that stuff is already in the salt mix .
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:45 AM   #13
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do these look healthy so far?
and what are there names?



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Old 12-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #14
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Yes, they look fine. They are zoanthids, and assorted mushrooms. Reef Crystals is a fine salt to use. You won't need the bottles of stuff.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #15
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Yes, they look fine. They are zoanthids, and assorted mushrooms. Reef Crystals is a fine salt to use. You won't need the bottles of stuff.
They need 10 hours of light a day?
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Not necessarily. They need a certain amount of light for a certain amount of time. A lot depends on your lighting. What fixtures do you have over the tank?
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:08 PM   #17
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Not necessarily. They need a certain amount of light for a certain amount of time. A lot depends on your lighting. What fixtures do you have over the tank?
Gthirty7s , if I was you I would listen to anything Mr. X has to say.. I have a small hunch that he is the God of the ocean with as much knowledge that he has! Lol
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Not necessarily. They need a certain amount of light for a certain amount of time. A lot depends on your lighting. What fixtures do you have over the tank?
I got the regular light that comes
With the innovative marine nuvo 16G
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That should be fine for your present corals. You have moderate lighting, so whatever corals you buy, make sure they have low to moderate light requirements.
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what do you guys think i should get a powerhead?
or should i get innovative marine spin stream?

and which test kit should i get to make sure my water is good?
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