Feeding a Reef

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by oceansurf, Nov 29, 2009.

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  1. oceansurf

    oceansurf Purple Spiny Lobster

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    The other is button coral.
     
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  3. oceansurf

    oceansurf Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Calcium

    This is not a new post , but it is still bugging me.

    When I first started my salt water 10 gallon nano tank, the directions on the calcium bottle, for an aquarium my size, was 1 teaspoon per week. Now my LPS tells me a drop per week. Some people on site tell me, with weekly water changes, I need nothing @ all. I am so confused !

    I have ordered a calcium test kit. I'll have it next week. A drop per week does not sound very much. A drop /day sounds more reasonable to me. I really want a healthy beautiful reef. Help me please !
     
  4. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    If you have corals, then you should be worried about your Cal. levels. If you have corals, you should test weekly to findo out what your consumption rate is and dose accordly.



    Luna
     
  5. oceansurf

    oceansurf Purple Spiny Lobster

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    So, a drop a day is not out of the question till I get my tester ?
     
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    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    What do you have in your tank?


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    id stay with the manufacturers suggestions until you get your test kit. might not seem like alot to you, but they usually put their dosings for a reason.
     
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  9. steve wright

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    button polyps, Kenya tree and a Frogspawn
    10 gallon nano

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  10. lunatik_69

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    The only coral that "needs" Cal is the Frogsprawn. Please keep in mind that whenever you dose(anything) you need to test for it. You should not dose blindly or until you have figured out your consumption rate.


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  11. oceansurf

    oceansurf Purple Spiny Lobster

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    As far as corals go, not many, but remember this is a 10 gallon nano. I had a beautiful frogspawn, but lost it when I saw that the temperature in the tank had dropped to 72. I now have button coral & a frag that I just got yesterday. I'd like to get one more coral to replace my frogspawn. As far as live occupants, I have a beautiful, large sea anenome, a clown, shrimp, crab & various snails.
     
  12. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Read again.


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