Advanced Topic What in your opinion would be the most important supplement to add in a reef to maintain a balance

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  1. mandrin

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    Hey guys trust u well,
    was just thinking in many of you guys opinions wat would you think the single most important supplement additive, you would think is the most important.
    I was thinking magnesium well reason if this was off the calcuim optimum levels will not be reached .
    Failing to achieve this level all other levels will be point less or unattainable!
    Guys wats your take on this?
    I think this thread will be helpfully to all of us .
    excuse my errors if so
    thanks guys our hobby rocks !!!!
     
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  3. TaahirS

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    I'd say alkalinity definitely. Drops the quickest and if left low you could get stn.
     
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    I don't think there is a single most important supplement. more than one thing needs to be added to keep a system balanced.
     
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    Agree with 459b, but...
    If I was forced to choose one it would probably be Magnesium, as this assists in keeping both Calcium and Alkalinity in balance.
     
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    I suggest CARX If right media(Caribsea) is used, it addresses ALK, CA, MG and trace elements (My important elements). It delivers it completely balanced as nature intended.

    I have had SPS survive at an Alk of 5.6dkh (Negligence)
     
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    Could be a trick question :)
     
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    Kalk and magnesium for me... its actually all I dose
     
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    I'd go for water, as without it everything suffers. :banghead:
    No seriously for me its one combination, Alk, Mag and cal.
     
  10. mandrin

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    guys wat about strotuim
     
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