View Full Version : Dosing ?

11/22/2016, 09:12 AM
Hello all .. so in our soft coral dominate tank some of us keep a few lps OR even a sps ..fragspawn torch duncan .. and so on
What if anything are you all dosing ? CA/ ALK Kalk?

Thanks for your thoughts

11/22/2016, 09:57 AM
It depends on your load, sometimes regular WC's by themselves, are sufficient, sometimes a small amount, to fully saturated kalk between WC's are enough, etc. Keep in mind that just because it's primarily a softie tank, that there aren't other animals that will utilize your Ca and Alk, i.e. coraline algae. Testing is the best way to know for sure.

11/23/2016, 10:28 PM
Antman, you will want to dose. I have a 100% softie and I need to dose every now and then simply because the snails use up alk/cal/mag.

12/01/2016, 11:25 AM
Half of my corals are LPS and half are softies. I dose kalk regularly. But my observation is weekly 10-15% water change is enough because my corals are mainly frags or big frags at most. I think as they grow the need will increase but I believe kalk will be enough for a long time.

12/01/2016, 12:02 PM
My tank is give or take 60G I assume 57g rimless with a 15G sump less sand rock &equipment and I change 15G every other week or so