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Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Copperband, 9 May 2007.

  1. Copperband

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    Guys if you do regular water changes (10% per week minimum) do you need to dose supplements?

    I currently do both, I do water changes and dose Iodine, Magnesium, Strontium and trace elements.
     
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    Copperband i think it depends on the livestock you keep, i do 5% a week water change and add zeo start, k balance, B balance, amino acids, iron, pocci glow, potassium iodide and coral vitalizer daily. Bloody hectic.
     
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    Alan, i'll take this to PM if you wish but what is your running cost on the zeo?
     
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    :arghhhh: very difficult to answer as i dont run the entire system with the zeolite, the average price per bottle is about R350.00 but lasts for ages. For inatance i only add 3 drops of iron in my system per day the bottle will last a year.
     
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    Ok gotcha, how big is your system volume?
     
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    his system is about 2000l
     
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    Thanks Sims, spot on.
     
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    :lol: I dream of your tank almost every night only diffs is it's in my house - but you still do the water changes :)
     
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    Agree with alan as i do a 5-10% water change every 2 weeks and dose supplements daily.
     
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    Do you see a big change when you dose ? I am using the Tropic Marin Coral minerals. They include strontium and Iodine.
     
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    i would be careful with dosing as dosing with water changes could lead to over odsing
     
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    So dont you add any supps Phat, or do you not do water changes?
     
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    All in one

    This sounds dangerous to me, I have to mark my frozen food with "bloodworm" to make sure my fish don't get icecream by acident.

    Is there a "all in one" supplements I can use?
     
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    Len the suppliments depends on the live stock in the tank, you do get very good trace element suppliments.
     
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    Plan to have soft corals, LPS and the odd SPS. Is the supplements specie specific?
     
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    First you must do a bit research here as it is not a good idea to mix the softs and the SPS as the soft corals wage a chemical warfare against SPS. The mix of SPS and LPS is okay but dificult to balance the correct water flow for each. The SPS require a high flow and the LPs in general like a gentler fow.
    Yip there are additives that are specific to the SPS corals
     
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