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Old 03/14/2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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What supplements do you add to your tank

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


Green Montipora Capitata
Green button polyp

Yellow Tang
Sailfin Tang
Coral Beauty Angel
Mated Clowns

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

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Old 03/14/2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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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

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Old 03/14/2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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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

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Old 03/14/2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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I have a 90 gallon, I started dosing kalk in my ATO because I wanted to start keeping sps.

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Old 03/15/2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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I add vitamin c and found it useful specially for zoanthids and soft corals.

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Old 03/15/2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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Looks fine to me at this point. I'm not a vitamin C fan.


Current Tank Info: Tank of the Month , November 2011 : 600gal integrated system: 3 display tanks (120 g, 90g, 89g),several frag/grow out tanks, macroalgae refugia, cryptic zones. 40+ fish, seahorses, sps,lps,leathers, zoanthidae and non photosynthetic corals.
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