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Old 01-29-2013, 09:21 PM   #11
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How about adding crushed coral? That is supposed help you maintain an optimum Ph.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:31 PM   #12
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Heard many mixed reviews on crushed coral. Some say its good, some say it's a nitrate factory. I personally don't like how it looks for salt water tanks...
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:42 AM   #13
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Crushed coral again is for fresh water tanks. The carbonates in the viral slowly release in the lower alkalanity environment that is fresh water. That helps stabilize it. In a saltwater system your Alk should already be higher than the coral so it wont release. Same thing for oyster shells.
They will all last decades in the ocean even after dying but will degrade in a freshwater system.
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Viral = coral, apparently.
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