SPS recipe for success

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  1. viper357

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    nice thread, gives me hope!

    Particularly like his comments about hardness, as I think thats the key ingredient, I am battling with mine and the corals are suffering

    Time for a CaRX methinks.
     
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    Thanks Dean. Just bookmarked it
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    What are you currently using?
     
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    Wow, thanks for sharing. Awesome link!
     
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    Nice link thanks.
     
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    Dean,

    I am winning with Kent coral builder, have brought it up from 6 where it has been for a number of weeks, to 8 dHK today, I have a kalk stirrer with the Ca/Mg/Sr mix which keeps my Ca stable, but I do need to dose Mg every now and again - but obviously a stirrer does nothing for hardness, so I will have to invest in a CaRX.

    Trying to bullet proof and automate my new system as much as possible.
     
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    VERY interesting read. Once again - 3 x 400 watt metal halides are being "toted as part of the success" of keeping SPS..... I wonder why? ;) (LOL)
     
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    3 x 400W 20,000K in overdrive Jacques.....

    That would, in this humble reefers opinion, cost you R4k in globes alone every year, assuming you were buying BLV's from the lamphouse and not paying double at a pet shop......
     
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    LOL! You EXACTLY right Marc. Just means: We will HAVE to try and achieve something CLOSE to that, using more "conventional" 150watt or 250watt globes, hey! ;)
     
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    Nice informative article
     
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    Thanks for sharing , its does help alot , I have been messing up a few things
     
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