Originally Posted by fishman
whats a good test kit for CA
, and the such?
Salifert, La Motte and Seachem.
Also what elements do you need to be concerned about if the tank is a FOWLR or reef and vice versa??
With a FOWLR
, water changes will most likely maintain everything you'll need if done weekly and depending on if it's balanced from the start. Without scleractinians, only the coralline (if any) will be depositing CaCO3
and that will depend on the speed in which it grows. It does sometimes deplete Mg
For a reef set up you should regularly check alk
occassionaly as well.
As always: pH, temp, salinity and NO3
should be monitored regularly. Wouldn't hurt to check NH3
once in awhile either (even in a mature tank).