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reefnewbie83177
03/14/2012, 09:38 AM
HI all,
I have a 3.5 month old 90 gallon mixed reef aquarium with a 40 gallon sump with 15 gallon fuge. The Background:

Water changes - once a week
Salt - Instant Ocean
SG - 1.024-1.025
NH4 - 0
NO2 - 0
NO3 - 0
Alk - 9
Ca - 430
Mg - 1340
T - 78.6
pH - 8.0-8.3

Corals/inverts

Green Montipora Capitata
Frogspawn
Hammerhead
GSP
Green button polyp
RBTA

Fish
Yellow Tang
Sailfin Tang
Coral Beauty Angel
Mated Clowns
Dragonet

I am just wondering what other supplements I should or shouldn't add. I dose with BRS 2 part 10mL/day each. I feed twice a day with frozen brine/mysis/krill/cyclops and a piece of garlic soaked nori every day. Do I need to be dosing things like amino acids or trace elements? Currently everything seems to be doing well. The only one that I am concerned about is the acro. It has white tips, so I assume it is growing, It's color isn't stellar, but not bad either. Just looking to see if I am doing things right, or if I should be dosing something else.

Also, I try to feed once a week with oyster pheast and phytofeast.

thanks in advance

Randy Holmes-Farley
03/14/2012, 12:17 PM
Looks good to me. I don't think you need any other supplements at the moment.

This has more:

The “How To” Guide to Reef Aquarium Chemistry for Beginners, Part 2: What Chemicals Must be Supplemented
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2007-04/rhf/index.php

HHIreefer843
03/14/2012, 04:55 PM
seems good to me, there are some cases with people dosing more than what you need. if you keep up with your water changes you should be just fine

Dholmblad
03/14/2012, 04:58 PM
I have a 90 gallon, I started dosing kalk in my ATO because I wanted to start keeping sps.

pakirri
03/15/2012, 07:23 AM
I add vitamin c and found it useful specially for zoanthids and soft corals.

tmz
03/15/2012, 10:57 AM
Looks fine to me at this point. I'm not a vitamin C fan.