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Old 11-29-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Magnesium and Calcium

Im ready to add some fish to my tank that i would like to have as a reef tank down the road. I am getting the idea from reading the forum that really the only thing to treat as supplements in your aquarium is Calcium, magnesium, and buffer for PH reasons. Am i right on this or is there other things to put in your water.
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I am getting the idea from reading the forum that really the only thing to treat as supplements in your aquarium is Calcium, magnesium, and buffer for PH reasons.
I would not supplement any of those unless you test for them and see that they are low. PWC`s will take care of most of those without adding supplements. Remember dont add anything you cant test for.
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Depending on your salt mix, you may not need to add anything. Like melosu58 mentions, you'll need to test those parameters and see where you're at.
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Yes now i see i just tested my tank water and my calcium is high around 500 is that ok?

I do not have a test for magnesium so i will not add any of that yet.
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Until you add corals, you don't need to worry about ca/alk/mag. 500 seems a little high, but I believe that's about right for Seachem salt. You obviously won't need to add any.
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