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wormo3188
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PostPosted: 2004.04.09(Fri)15:32    Post subject: Supplements Required? Reply with quote

What supplements are necessary in order to run a FOWLR? I am planning on just having Live Rock, but I would like to know what supplements I would need to add to the tank to maintain some inverts, coraline algae, and anything else that may show up on the LR.

Also, what companies supplements would you suggest and whose should I avoid?

On that note, what chemistry should I be monitering in the tank besides your basic, pH, Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite? I would assume, Calcium, but what else should I be monitering?
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PostPosted: 2004.04.14(Wed)19:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

in a FOWLR, water changes realy negate the need for any suplments. and even in reefs, even calcium and alkalinity may not be needed. still, each system is differant.

I prefer seachem for supplements but there are many exalent companies out there.

this is what id aim for:
-pH 8.2
-undetectable ammonia and nitrIte
-nitrAte as low as possible (under 10 mg/l)
-if you want good coraline algae growth, 350 to 400 mg/l is good
-2.5 meq/l of alkalinity helps maintain a stable, high pH.
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wormo3188
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PostPosted: 2004.04.14(Wed)19:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

400mg/l of calcium?

And do I use GH/KH test kits to measure the Alkalinity or is there another kit for alkalinity itself?
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PostPosted: 2004.04.14(Wed)21:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can use a KH or alkalinity kit but you need a spefic calcium kit. hardness is a mesure of calcium and magnesium.
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