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Old 11-16-2011, 07:02 PM   #11
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Sounds good,remember water changes not only remove excess nutrients,but replace Alk,Cal,mag. So on that your corals and Coraline algae need.
I was going to say the same thing but Rick beat me to it. I will add one thing that it`s not just those three things but there are 89 different salts in synthetic sea water. All these trace elements are important for coral and fish processes. PWC are the way we replenish them.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:01 PM   #12
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I was going to say the same thing but Rick beat me to it. I will add one thing that it`s not just those three things but there are 89 different salts in synthetic sea water. All these trace elements are important for coral and fish processes. PWC are the way we replenish them.
And that's why it's ideal to do smaller more frequent water changes. By the time you hit the one week mark your corals have probably used up all the trace elements so it's probably a good idea to get a test kit and dose calcium, iodine,ect. But with 10% weekly you don't really need to dose.
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And that's why it's ideal to do smaller more frequent water changes. By the time you hit the one week mark your corals have probably used up all the trace elements so it's probably a good idea to get a test kit and dose calcium, iodine,ect. But with 10% weekly you don't really need to dose.
Yes and no. I agree its better to do smaller more frequent PWC's, but I doubt that unless your tank is LOADED with corals they're consuming enough trace elements that it would require dosing in less than a week. I do agree that if you are going to dose you should definatly be testing. Also, to generalize everyones tank needing 10% weekly isn't always going to be accurate. A tank with only a few corals will need less than a tank loaded with sps. You have to look at what is in your tank, determine what their needs are and go from there.
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Yes and no. I agree its better to do smaller more frequent PWC's, but I doubt that unless your tank is LOADED with corals they're consuming enough trace elements that it would require dosing in less than a week. I do agree that if you are going to dose you should definatly be testing. Also, to generalize everyones tank needing 10% weekly isn't always going to be accurate. A tank with only a few corals will need less than a tank loaded with sps. You have to look at what is in your tank, determine what their needs are and go from there.
Great point.
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