We have recently been making the switch to more SPS
coral than LPS
. We have also added a decent sized clam.
I know there are varying opinions on how to maintain large tanks, but I like to employ the KISS principle. Keep it simple stupid.
Dosing makes me nervous. As such, we do weekly 30 Gallon water changes. Its quite a bit of work, but I just like to change water I guess and rely on the salt mix for most of the macro and micro nutrients the coral require.
As of late, we have still been struggling to keep our Alkalinity and Calcium in acceptable ranges even with such large water changes.
As feared, we got a little out of balance at one point with Alkalinity getting to low to allow calcium uptake and as such our calcium was too high. We dosed KH
at that point to try and get things back into ideal readings.
Since that time, we have been having some trouble keeping both alk
and calcium up and have started adding kalkwasser to our ATO. This has helped though we are planning on investing shortly in a calcium reactor.
Sorry for the long response.