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    Senior Member ktown's Avatar
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    calcium supplement?

    I want to start using a calcium supplement. what do you people sugest. I have a 35 gal that im starting to add mushrooms and other softies to. I do have a 15g sump/ref

    I want an easy to use sup. and of course cheaper is better.

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    Have you tested for calcium? What you use will depend on the calcium requirements of your tank. Soft corals won't use much if any.
    Susan

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    I have tested Cal. Id like to kick start my purple corriline groth.
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    Ok, good plan. What was your calcium level at? You may be able to just use kalkwasser which is cheap but a bit more work or perhaps a 2 part system like B-Ionic which is more expensive but very easy. The important thing is to keep your calcium, alkalinity and pH balanced.
    Susan

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    If your calcium level is good, adding more will not kick start the corraline algea, in fact, it will inhibit its growth by unballancing the calcium/alkalinity ratios. In a tank of your size and coral population, regular water changes with good clean water and a quality salt mix is all you'll need, Imo.
    Matt.

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    Senior Member ktown's Avatar
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    thats good to know... thanks matt
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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