Originally Posted by huma-huma
thats what i was thinking as well... i mean if someones running a 300-400g sw
reef, hed be looking at 30-40g pwcs a week...thats a bucket of salt a month...crazy! and just imagine the ro
water..thats 120g a month in ro
water. . not including the run off the rodi
a can of salt a month is not a big expense. the water bill was an extra 30 bucks every 3 months. i did 50 gallons a week on my 300 gallon system, and it was very healthy up until i broke it down. add up all of the things you need to dose.
adding "kent elements" is not a good idea because you don't even know what's lacking and what isn't. in order to keep the tank close to NSW
, you'd have to test for all things individually, and add individually. the tank in the pictures doesn't even need any dosing at all. there is no coral load. dosing is only needed for a coral tank.
here is a picture of my old 5' 195 gallon. nothing but weekly water changes, and full of basket ball sized sps
colonies (also metal halide lighting, and no chiller either)-