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Old 11-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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What elements do you recommend dosing in a reef aquarium?
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Personally I don't recommend dosing anything. In my situation my salt water mix has everything I need for replenishing trace elements in it. I have heard other say there's is low on calcium so you might need to dose that but here is the key. Never dose anything you don't test for. Some trace elements can be deadly if overdosed.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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Personally I don't recommend dosing anything. In my situation my salt water mix has everything I need for replenishing trace elements in it. I have heard other say there's is low on calcium so you might need to dose that but here is the key. Never dose anything you don't test for. Some trace elements can be deadly if overdosed.
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Unless your corals are zapping alkalinity and calcium rapidly out of the water there is no need to dose. Usually tanks with a good amount of medium-large sps are the only ones that will do this.
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Ok if I dose calcium and alkalinity would it be a bad thing?
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Are you testing for them? Are the levels off? It could be bad, yes.
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I don't dose anything any more , just weekly water changes , I totally strayed away from dosing and found corals to be looking better since I stopped dosing
the water changes alone provide all that's needed
I use the Kent marine Reef salt
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Never dose without testing. Some hard coral species can zap calcium and alkalinity beyond what your salt mix provides in a densely populated reef tank.
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Ok if I dose calcium and alkalinity would it be a bad thing?
So what are your readings? Are you off on those?
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Haven't tested lately I was just wondering
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