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Old 01/13/2018, 06:42 PM   #1
Elricsfate
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Softies and dosing

Next weekend I am moving my LPS and SPS out of my 75 and into my 180, and making my 75 a softie only tank. I have the DOS and all the other stuff I need to be successful in the 180. My question is, with regard to the 75, do softies use calcium and alk at all?

Bottom line, do I need to continue to test for these levels and keep them at accepted levels, or is it irrelevant in a softie only tank? I'm prepared either way, just want to get an idea of what I need to be doing.


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Old 01/13/2018, 06:51 PM   #2
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The demand will be much less in a soft coral tank..
You will most certainly need to adjust the dosers..


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Old 01/13/2018, 08:18 PM   #3
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Okay cool. I was wondering if there was ANY demand, since they don't build skeletons. Sounds like water changes with a good salt and occasional testing should do the trick. The dosers are going on the 180, so the 75 will be hand adjustment.


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Old 01/14/2018, 09:39 AM   #4
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There should be some consumption from softies (not to mention coralline algae,etc... in the tank)


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Old 01/19/2018, 01:50 AM   #5
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Ive never had to dose my softies. I feel like they like the dirty water


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Old 01/22/2018, 07:20 PM   #6
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As said above there should be some consumption of calcium and alk, but stability is key


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Old 01/27/2018, 11:41 PM   #7
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Soft corals will benefit from iodine. I haven't been a softy guy in about 20 years. I do however remember dosing iodine. I would look into more info on it.


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