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Old 10-02-2008, 11:06 AM   #11
 
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Yeah, if you're dosing it and testing it as often as you should be, the test kit is definitely cheaper than the gas you'd use going to the LFS, plus it'd be a heck of a lot easier.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:20 PM   #12
 
Well I went to my pet store had my tank tested for calcuim. I didn't overdose it in fact it is still low. And everything else is fine
I don't think I will add anymore at least for another 6 months. By then my tank should have some stability.
I can't wait till I can start putting something into the tank. I'm getting kinda bord with watching the hermit crabs. which only sit on my LR
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:25 AM   #13
 
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and a Aqua Clear filter 300 ( just the foam).
Just a side not, make sure you are rinsing the foam daily. Foam pads are the perfect place for organics to attach and become biologically processed, which leads to Nitrates.

Additionally, any place that water is forced to pass through organics, indirectly results in phosphate accumulation. Further, rinsing the pads daily indirectly helps to prevent phosphate buildup, and helps reduce the stress on your alkalinity, and its relationship to calcium.

Personally, i don't use mechanical filtration. The benefits are very small and the potential harm is high. Many hobbyists see an immediate reduction in unwanted algae and an increase in coraline growth, upon the removal of filter pads and sponges.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:54 PM   #14
 
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I need some direction here.
I have 33 gallon salt water tank. Sitting for about 2.5 weeks.
So far what I have in it is...
crushed coral
I don't think crushed coral is a good thing to keep in your tank. i don't think i saw anyone touch this subject. is crushed coral going to be your bed? if so i recommend getting sand for the bed. i know it's kinda late and i'm sorry, but i hope you do this because it can cause a lot of buildup within it and eventually be very bad.
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