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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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: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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: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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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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Len the suppliments depends on the live stock in the tank, you do get very good trace element suppliments.
 

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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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