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Old 11-21-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Have 65g hex, water column is 2'3". I have 4 truelumen pro LED coral lights, 3 12k & 1 actinic blue. LFS sold me his favorite mineral & element additives. I put in 1 mushroom frag & 1 zoa frag. Wana add more tho. My parameter on everything have read perfect for last 2 months. Anyone have suggestions on coral, element additive products or feeding products?
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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To be honest i don't add any elements or food for my corals.

If you do your water changes you will be replenishing the trace elements that are consumed.

have you considered any LPS corals like duncans or candycanes? Those are some good starters and really pretty
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I'm new to all of this but I've been using Kent Marine Nano Reef. I have a 36 gallon tank and it has kept my water perfect and have no problems with my coral.
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Usually you don't have to dose anything unless you have a ton, and I mean a ton of coral that deplete the trace elements faster than your water changes can replenish. But if you are happy using what you are then that's cool too.
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Have 65g hex, water column is 2'3". I have 4 truelumen pro LED coral lights, 3 12k & 1 actinic blue. LFS sold me his favorite mineral & element additives. I put in 1 mushroom frag & 1 zoa frag. Wana add more tho. My parameter on everything have read perfect for last 2 months. Anyone have suggestions on coral, element additive products or feeding products?
Nice corals! I like the candycane idea too.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:29 PM   #6
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Its 65g & I do 10-15g water change every 2 weeks. I want to try & go as natural as possible but also want a lot of corals. Haven't added the product yet. gona look into the candy cane. Where I'm at I'm limited to just 2 LFS's w/ relatively small selection. How the success rate of online purchases? Any reliable sites?
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My LFS owner looked at me like I was crazy when I suggested no additives just frequent water changes.
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My LFS owner looked at me like I was crazy when I suggested no additives just frequent water changes.
That's because he's selling you the additives lol. Carey is right, water changes are all your corals need. I've never added anything to my tank.
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Any suggestions for a good looking coral that can host a willing clown?
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really like what I'm finding & seeing on Duncan Coral...thx Carey, now does any1 no a good place to order from?
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