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Old 08-30-2011, 11:19 PM   #11
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What does buffer mean? Sorry I'm new but Im thinking I'm gonna get the caribsea aragonite cause I heard it helps the cycle
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #12
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Think of a tanks buffer capacity like your cars bumpers and your fish are inside, as long as your tank has decent buffering, itll protect your fish and help to.stabilize your chem levels and ph. Ever hear of a ph crash?
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Nope lol so it's just not gonna help stabilize my tank? I think I'm okay with that cause Im gonna have a lot of lr and these 2 gallons of stuff to help the water, I think ones calcium and the other alk?
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Its all obsessively technical. Ph crash is when your waters ph takes a nosedive and can kill off livestock. I wouldnt dose with anything until after the takes up and cycled
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Oh okay about the crash, but yea, I wasn't planning on that stuff till after the cycle
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:44 PM   #16
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You won't have to for sure buffer your tank, it will depend on alot of things. The amount and type of corals will dictate if you need a two part. I still don't use one in my 125g which is full of coral. I'm getting there though but I have about 30 corals. lol
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That's awesome, I'm planning on it being loaded with corals, I have some birdsnest and acanthastrea being held for me till I get it running an I plan on having a bunch of zoas and mushrooms...well that's the plan anyway lol
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