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I whould like to know if these are the rigth stuff i'm using?
I'm using this same stuff for 2 years now.(Must i use other sup...?)
Witch of them is no longer necessary.

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so these stuff aren't necessary

IMO nope, you need Calcium in some form or other Kalk being the cheapest, and Buffer, the rest water change will do the rest


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Hey hey
I whould like to know if these are the rigth stuff i'm using?
I'm using this same stuff for 2 years now.(Must i use other sup...?)
Witch of them is no longer necessary.
Those must have cost a fortune.... the good news is... they are not necessary. Most all salts should be able to replace the vital elements. You do however need to watch your calcium and alkalinity , as mentioned above. The simplest way of doing the deed is by dosing with kalk
 
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My LFS is a real assh...!!!1
He told me, that my reef will grow like crazy and salt won't let my corals grow that fast.
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I stand to be corrected... but if I am not mistaken the combo vital is a type of 'coral food'... I use it twice a week and my frogspawn goes crazy for it...
I doubt whether it could be considered a supplement... more of a 'coral food'... but I could be completely wrong..

I used to cupplement MG and Stronium... until a major diatom outbreak, bt all corrected now... I only add a drop of Iodine daily now... with a 10 % weekly waterchange...
 
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Its not a algae but more a bacteria...
 

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Hi Lanzo - just to confirm - you fell in the EXACT same trap as MOST newby marine-keepers start out with - including myself..... I used a lot of the above as well, until I learnt otherwise......

The guys have said it all - and this once again proves my point - MOST LFS people are not reefkeepers and neither are they passionate about reefs.... so they FAR less that even you or I.... Could not even compare them to some guru's on this site....

So - glad you asked.... and you got your answers...
BTW: you can use Slaked Lime (Gebluste Kalk) which you can get at any chemist to make up your kalkwasser - yes, there are far more expensive forms of kalkwasser out there..... BUT I have been getting GREAT results from slaked lime (this is Calcium Hydroxide)...... JUST BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE DOSAGES! ASK BEFORE YOU USE IT.

Also, to keep your alkalinity in the water up: Baking SODA (Sodium Bicarbonate)....

Whatever change you make - JUST MAKE IT SLOWLY!

Good luck!
 
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Yeah I reailised my mistake:thumbup:
 
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Slaked Lime - for calsium (how do you prepare it)
Baking SODA - for KH (How do you prepare it)
 

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