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Luwe2008
08/03/2010, 09:32 PM
Is it really necessary to dose Strontium Potassium in a mixed reef LPS/SPS tank?

shifty51008
08/04/2010, 01:09 AM
nope, not needed IMO.

and remember never add anything to your tank that you can't or don't test for 1st

tuhin10
08/04/2010, 01:23 AM
Thanks Shifty..........

Frick-n-Frags
08/04/2010, 05:37 AM
nope, not needed IMO.

and remember never add anything to your tank that you can't or don't test for 1st

^solid advice.

file iodine under this list too.

Luwe2008
08/04/2010, 08:57 AM
Wow, I never knew this. Would it be beneficial to dose theses additives every once in a while ? Also, what do you guys dose besides mag?

Allmost
08/04/2010, 09:12 AM
Strontium can be tested for. although there is so much of it in saltwater that it most likely will not be depleted and water changes take care of them.

Kallium (potassium) can also be tested using Fauna marine test kit or KZ test kit. recommended value is 380 PPM. most reef tanks, do not use that much K+. although (we still dont know why exactly) some systems like ones using Zeoliths like I do, use up K+ much faster and I have to dose it every couple days to keep it constant.

in a none ULNS system, they should not be dosed, and yes that includes Iodine, cause overdose of each can lead to toxicity and or maybe algea outbreak.

Luwe2008
08/04/2010, 11:31 AM
How would you have a ULNS though?