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Old 10-20-2010, 11:51 AM   #11
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Best thing for healthy coral and tank is water changes. You dont have to feed coral (in most cases). Never add supplements unless you tested water and it shows you need something. But the water change will keep almost everything in check. Weekly water changes will keep tank stable and nutrients in check.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:37 PM   #12
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I try keeping up every two weeks by doing 10 gallons water changes.. Should I do weekly instead or how much water should I be taking out and how often...i have a 60 gallon..thanks for the responses
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It's a little bit different for every tank depending on your bioload and your filtration. 10% of your water every week or two is what is usually recommended to start with. The water changes you are doing now are a good start. Just keep an eye on your levels. If they start going up or you can't maintain them at a level your happy with then start doing either larger or more frequient water changes.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:47 PM   #14
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you don't need to add any supplements. all you need is in your salt mix. just do weekly water changes...like 10-15% and you'll be able to keep your corals happy.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:16 PM   #15
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oh okay thanks alot..sorry got another question..i have reef master test kit and when i am testing for KH it appears to be around 13KH does that sound right? my local fish store told me to add calcium and some other thing for KH but should i be adding the KH stuff because i think my KH is somewhat high isnt it? my calcium was around 400. i was told to add them both.
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don't ever add anything unless you are sure you need it. the amount of corals you have in your tank right now won't warrant doing anything but weekly water changes.
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No feeding is required, but if you want you can feed the torch some mysis shrimp once every week or so. It will like that. Nothing required for the mushroom. They'll take over all by themselves!
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Well thanks alot thats good to know its to bad my lfs Recommended me to get the oyster feist.. Thanks for all responses
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:10 AM   #19
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okay i just noticed me torch coral is pretty much closed up and there is this white string like thing that is coming out from it, what does this mean?
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Sorry its not white.. Its brown..
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