Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:58 AM   #31
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Western NY
Posts: 610
Send a message via ICQ to Bang Guy
I disagree that the Sulfate is negligible.

To raise the magnesium of 100 gallon of water from 1150ppm to 1250ppm you will need a full pound of Epsom Salt. This would raise Sulfate 400ppm. That's not terrible IMO but I would just caution about doing that often or using any more. 400ppm is a significant rise in Sulfate.

If you tried to double that then I think an 800ppm rise would be unacceptable. Same goes for regularly dosing it. You're going to get an overdose of Sulfate fairly quickly.

Just an opinion of course.

Quote:
Originally Posted by steve-s
Epsom salts will not harm the tank if used propely like any other supplimental addition.
I absolutely agree with this though. A small amount of Epsom salt is very beneficial. I just don't believe regular dosing or adding 4 pounds of it is proper use.
__________________

__________________
If you wake up breathing CONGRATULATIONS!!! You get another chance to do it right.
Bang Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2004, 12:07 PM   #32
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bang Guy
A small amount of Epsom salt is very beneficial. I just don't believe regular dosing or adding 4 pounds of it is proper use.
No arguement there. As I said, if large additions/changes are needed a water change would by far be more beneficial. Large additions of any kind of mineral suppliment are never wise and at the very least should not be attempted in a single day's addition.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2004, 12:11 PM   #33
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Western NY
Posts: 610
Send a message via ICQ to Bang Guy
Then we agree

I only posted the caution against excessive use. I can envision someone trying to go from 900ppm to 1350ppm using Epsom Salt. I just wanted to post a caution.

Thank you for the chat Steve!
__________________
If you wake up breathing CONGRATULATIONS!!! You get another chance to do it right.
Bang Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2004, 12:14 PM   #34
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bang Guy
Then we agree
On large additions, yes !

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clown, ick, sick

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tomato clown? blazeyreef Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 11-15-2006 08:01 PM
Got the Tomato Clown blazeyreef New Acquisitions 4 11-15-2006 12:47 PM
My tomato clown hemichris Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11 07-06-2006 02:59 PM
Tomato clown Fish_fanatic Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 01-30-2005 01:47 AM
tomato clown help seacat Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 6 11-11-2004 07:29 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.