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mohit115
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PostPosted: 2008.09.21(Sun)13:15    Post subject: Calcium Media Reply with quote

Hi,

I have a 300 lts marine tank with Damsels, clown, anemones and a brown coloured small fish whose name I don't know! The last time I went to my aquarium shop, the shop keeper sold me a 5 kg box of calcium media. I am not sure why I bought it, but guess the shopkeeper's a good sales person.
Anyways, I now have no idea if that's important enough for my tank. And if it is, then how to use it? I mean where to put it? I read somewhere about a calcium reactor, but I don't have one and I am not going to spend more purchasing it.

Please help!
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PostPosted: 2008.09.26(Fri)9:14    Post subject: Re: Calcium Media Reply with quote

mohit115 wrote:
Hi,

I have a 300 lts marine tank with Damsels, clown, anemones and a brown coloured small fish whose name I don't know! The last time I went to my aquarium shop, the shop keeper sold me a 5 kg box of calcium media. I am not sure why I bought it, but guess the shopkeeper's a good sales person.
Anyways, I now have no idea if that's important enough for my tank. And if it is, then how to use it? I mean where to put it? I read somewhere about a calcium reactor, but I don't have one and I am not going to spend more purchasing it.

Please help!



Well, I think your conversation with that salesguy got the worst of you. First off, Calcium media is important IF you have a reef tank. There's more to a Calcium reactor than just a cylinder to add media to. My suggestion is to NEVER go back there again or if you do, arm yourself with knowledge and research.

All you have is a FO or FOWLR tank and you have no need for that calcium media until you decide to 1. Add a strong lighting fixture to your tank. 2. start collecting stony corals. 3. get a calcium reactor/co2 tank/pH probe+monitor.
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PostPosted: 2008.09.27(Sat)19:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohit115, calcium levels are important to the proper growth of coralline algae
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PostPosted: 2008.10.02(Thu)14:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

FloridaBoy wrote:
mohit115, calcium levels are important to the proper growth of coralline algae
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PostPosted: 2008.10.03(Fri)6:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reef Crystals
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PostPosted: 2008.10.03(Fri)9:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

FloridaBoy wrote:
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PostPosted: 2008.10.03(Fri)12:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm looking at about 200 gal for my next system too...
nothing wrong with designing a plan, shows wisdom.
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PostPosted: 2008.10.03(Fri)13:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

FloridaBoy wrote:
Yeah, I'm looking at about 200 gal for my next system too...
nothing wrong with designing a plan, shows wisdom.


I did a break down of what my own plan will cost and I'll tell you something, it seems unrealisitc. My estimated cost would be around $10,000+ (total hardware construction; not including any livestock such as fish or coral). That's being conservative b/c I intend to buy/build everything brand new. It won't be completely self-sustaining but maintenance will definitely be kept to a minimum. However, no matter what, it'll always be more pleasant to look at a saltwater tank than a freshwater garbage disposal.
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