reef additives???

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by skennelly, Dec 13, 2004.

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  1. skennelly

    skennelly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Hi All,
    I don't mean to ask this question again....but is there a place that will explain what additives to add to a reef tank. Or can somebody give me a run down of what they add.

    Thanks alot.
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The only things that I add to my tank are Kents turbo calcium, Kent's superbuffer and an occasional drop of iodine. I also add Aragamight to my top off water.

    Your supplement schedule will depend a lot on (1) what you are keeping, (2) your tank set up and (3) the frequency of your water changes :)
     
  4. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    I drip Kalkwasser for top-off water, and when tests show deficient, I add Lugols Iodine, Kent' turbo Calcium, Kent Buffer, and daily I add ESV B-Ionic.
     
  5. OldandNew

    OldandNew Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    GARF.org has what they consider to be an effective and from what I can tell proven additive schedule for their types of systems.

    Cheers,
    Ray