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Old 04-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #11
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As long as you do PWC (partial water changes) you should be good with this. Do not dose the tank with calcium, iodine, or anything really if you don't test for it first to make sure you actually need it.
I do a 20 percent water change every month
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:44 PM   #12
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As stated your PWC's will add everything your corals need. Especially in a tank with only a few corals, you'll be fine. The only time you would have to supplement is if your tank was full of corals that are using these elements faster than your doing PWC's. If that's the case you will need test kits to make sure you're at the proper levels. You shouldn't supplement anything you aren't testing for.
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I totally agree. salt mix should give you all the elements you need.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:53 PM   #14
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I do a 20 percent water change every month
Seems like not enough PWC's to me. I do about 15% weekly, even if you miss a week, don't have time, forget ect. Monthly isn't enough IMO.
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Seems like not enough PWC's to me. I do about 15% weekly, even if you miss a week, don't have time, forget ect. Monthly isn't enough IMO.
I use ocean water for these pwc should that be fine?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:07 PM   #16
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I use ocean water for these pwc should that be fine?
Do you mean premixed SW sold at your LFS, or water straight from the ocean ?
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Do you mean premixed SW sold at your LFS, or water straight from the ocean ?
Water straight from the ocean they sell it for 50˘ a gallon and RO water for 50˘ a gallon also
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Water changes are pretty much up different for everyone some so weekly some bi weekly some monthly it really depends on your bio load etc I do mine every 2 weeks
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I use ocean water for these pwc should that be fine?
That depends, do you get it straight from the ocean yourself? if so how far out do you go? the closer to the beach, the more polluted its gonna be.
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Yea I wouldn't put anything in my tank that I myself collected from the ocean. There's too many variables and unknowns that could quickly wipe out your tank. Though in this case it sounds like premixed SW, which is fine, just a hassle. Personally I would either buy a ro/di unit or but the ro/di water and mix the water yourself. JMO
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