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Old 11-09-2011, 03:48 PM   #11
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So is 10% per week pwc ok?
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:07 PM   #12
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Doing water changes replenishes the used trace elements needed for your corals to grow. Most people don't have the means to test/dose all the replaced nutrients that a 10-20% PWC will do. Water changes are a great time to remove detrius and leftover food.

Water changes are more beneficial than what is measured in these test kits. Are they required? Not entirely, I've read about tanks in other forums reaching 40 years old with 5 water changes a year, but I would never reccommend that to anyone.

Also, yes 10% water changes per week is great. Use that water change wisely and remove what detrius you can.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:17 PM   #13
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Bloom, do you have any corals? If no, do you plan to get any corals?
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:36 PM   #14
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Bloom, do you have any corals? If no, do you plan to get any corals?
I do not have any corals and I don't plan on any for a while.. I don't even have enough light for them and the power usage and expense of the lights makes me wonder if I even want them..
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:38 PM   #15
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You'll want them lol. Maybe not right now, but you'll want them haha.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:02 PM   #16
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You'll want them lol. Maybe not right now, but you'll want them haha.
+1 you'll be like... Maybe just a few shrooms... Oh those are easy lemme try some zoas... Oo nice colors how bout just one more... A Duncan.... Oh this isn't so bad.... I'll try my luck at Lps..... Oh so pretty.... I NEED sps....
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That's exactly how my tank went. Though I don't have the lighting for sps.......yet haha
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Lol me neither.
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+1 you'll be like... Maybe just a few shrooms... Oh those are easy lemme try some zoas... Oo nice colors how bout just one more... A Duncan.... Oh this isn't so bad.... I'll try my luck at Lps..... Oh so pretty.... I NEED sps....
I don't even know what SPS or LPS or Zoas or any of that even is... Lol
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You will soon enough lol. Might as well start researching for your future purchases lol.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...lies.cfm?c=597
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