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Old 01-21-2014, 12:37 PM   #11
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Sadly whoever wrote that is sadly mistaken. I wouldn't worry about doing the test. Water changes will ensure the levels will stay where they need to be if they are elevated.
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:02 PM   #12
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I just read it again it said that water changes are enough if you don't do coral. I'll have to look into it more.

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Depending on the type / amount of coral you may require dosing. For zoas and other softies you shouldn't have to if you are using a quality salt
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I bought a five gallon tub of instant ocean aquarium salt it is not specified for reef tanks. Upon reading the package it does say that it has all the nutrients necessary to support a healthy marine environment but nothing about reef tanks.

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Instant ocean is fine for all corals. I've been usin it since day 1 and have never had an issue with growth or color. I also have sps.
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I have just started buying premixed salt water from my f/s.

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