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Old 04-25-2005, 03:54 PM   #1
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Kent Reef Builder Additives?? Has Anyone Used Them?

Kent has a Reef Builder Pack that contains liquid calcium, Stro/M I forgot how to spell them and also Iodine. I was wondering if anyone has used them and what they think about them??
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:14 PM   #2
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Strontium& Molybdenum. I use them along with Iodine,liquid calcium,and getting great result so far.
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So you use Kent's Reef Starter pack? Do you need to test for anything? How long have you been using them? I wanted to know if this is better then Kalkwasser? KW seems a lil hard to do. I have read alot about it but I am afraid about the testing of it I don't want my inhabitants to die.
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Yes. I had been using it since Dec. The only test i'm doing once every two weeks is checking on the water parameters. I haven't test the calcium level yet. Maybe i should soon.
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Old 04-25-2005, 05:00 PM   #5
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Wow seems like this is good stuff. I was concerned with the Iodine as I thought it may effect tests. But since you have been having luck I might give it a try. Have you been using anything else? I heard Corallife has some stuff Liquid Calcium Gold not sure about it but just wondering if you use anything else I know Kent also make Micro-Vert and Trace Essentials etc. I guess this is the solution to not dose a tank or use Kalkwasser. So you haven't tested for Alk and Ca. and so far no deaths etc? Thats great.
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This is my tank http://www.flickr.com/photos/59422509@N00/

I have a 55gal. 260Watt CoralLife Power Compact, 3 1W Lunar Lights, Live sand 4in DSB, 75lbs. Live Rock, 2 Cinnamon Clownfish, Firefish, Magenta Dottyback, snails, crabs, Feather Duster, Sabae Purple Tipped Anenome, 1 White Leather Coral, Red Sun polyp, assorted polyps, 2 Assorted Color Plate Corals, Pipe Organ, Frogspawn, Fox Coral, Flat Brain, Finger Leather, Mushrooms, Green Star Polyps, 2 8" Maxima Clams, Wet/Dry filter, Protein Skimmer, Heater, I have the Liquid Plankton and also frozen plankton and brine shrimp for food.
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I also use Kent's Micro Vert for filter feeders like feather dusters... So far, no death to fish or corals. Maybe i'm just lucky, or maybe because i have a UV light. BTW, nice tank setup!
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Thanks I read alot on UV sterilizers and found out that they take out alot of good bacteria.
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Old 04-25-2005, 09:01 PM   #9
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I use regular water changes with Coralife salt for my additives. Dosing for things you do not test for can be dangerous.
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What do you have in ur tank? I hear ya but the Kent Reef starter pack sounds good I believe that some essential things do come out of the water through filtration. I heard alot about Calcium though you would not recommend adding that?
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