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so im still new to corals.. now what?

Post by bigford on Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:51 pm

so i always said i would never want to keep coral, but now im hooked!!! so what should i be testing for now that i have corals in the tank??

my favorites are the pulsind xena stuf. i got the white stuf and some pink too. people say the xena is like the little canary miners use in the mine to tell if things are going bad. is that rite? and if yes then i think all is going well so far.

but what else should i be doing/testing to keep them all happy?
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Post by snooopidydoo on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:22 pm

Watching your corals is a good way to tell if there is a problem, but you should still test your water atleast every 2 weeks. This way if there is a problem you can fix it easily, and its always nice to document your results. for example if you add a different media this week and next week you have high phosphates you can easily diagnose.
I would buy an all in one test kit, i wouldnt use the test strips.
tests you deffenitly need:
Nitrates
Nitrites
CA
ALK
Ammonia
PH
Phosphate (if you have algea or use tap water)
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Post by SaltisLife on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:22 pm

bigford what size is your tank
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Post by snooopidydoo on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:25 pm

I think he has a 90.
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Post by SaltisLife on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:36 pm

cause i was gonna say if hes nano then he could just use a 2 part supplement for all his elemnts and phytonutrients and as long as hes skimming should be all good
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Post by epicenter on Sun May 01, 2011 7:08 pm

bigford wrote:so i always said i would never want to keep coral, but now im hooked!!! so what should i be testing for now that i have corals in the tank??

Your sanity!!!!!!!! Get the hook out quick!! OH! to late.Enjoy the process.
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Post by bigford on Tue May 03, 2011 1:42 pm

sory i have not been here for a while, i have a 55 gal with a 3o gal sump/fuge. and i do use a skimmer.
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Post by Adminguy on Tue May 03, 2011 3:55 pm

Glad to see you back bigford and a big thanks to Chris aka epicenter for everything its people like you that make this hobby fun
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Post by epicenter on Sat May 21, 2011 6:42 am

Your welcome, your new corals look great in your tank. Hope they are still going strong.
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Post by Adminguy on Wed May 25, 2011 5:29 pm

yes they are going very strong and growing like crazy especially that blue slimer
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