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seachem reef complete...good for 1 1/2 month tank?


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I wondering if I use seachem's reef complete do I have to use anything else? Also do I have to have certain livestock to dose this element?


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I have my 10 gallon nano running for about 1 1/2 months already. I have two false perculas, 12lbs. live rock, one green star polyp, about 6 astrea snails, 7 blue hermits and 2 red hermits. The green algae was growing on the tanks and the snails took care of it. I change the water like once a week like 10%. Now I want to get some coraline algae and start to add some zooanthids and a small hammer coral. I'm running on 2x40 watts csl w/moonlight.

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This is from seachem's webpage...

Reef Complete™ is a concentrated (160,000 mg/L) optimized blend of ionic calcium designed to restore and maintain calcium to levels found in natural seawater without affecting pH (formulated at pH 8.3). Calcium and carbonates are essential to all coral growth. If either becomes deficient, coral growth will cease, followed by a rapid decline in coral health. Reef Complete™ also includes magnesium and strontium in amounts proportionate to typical utilization ratios (100:5:0.1, Ca:Mg:Sr). This allows one to maintain these two important elements while maintaining calcium. Reef Complete™ delivers 560x more calcium than is available from an equal volume of kalkwasser solution. Use Reef Complete™ to maintain adequate calcium and Reef Calcium™ to promote accelerated growth. 500 mL treats 8,000 L (2,000 gallons).

It should be fine for ya but you'll wanna keep your eye on the Ca and Alk to make sure it's is enough to keep up w/ your coral draw.



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  • 3 months later...
matt the fiddler

if you are fowlr. do you have to keep as sharp of an eye on the ca levels.. if you are using seachem? i see a lot of places that don't even mention testing the water.. [garf] they jsut dose it regurally..


any comments?




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  • 2 years later...

You're going to be just fine with doin just water changes once a week really. All those "trace elements" and stuff that reef comlete touts is pretty much already present in your salt mix. With you doing once a week (heck even if you left it to once a month) you wouldn't be depleting the extra stuff.


If you're worried about Ca/Alk, get some of their Ca stuff (or reef complete, doesn't matter) and baking soda, or the expensive buffer stuff (alk) to raise your levels. Then switch over to Bi-ionic or kalk for maintaining of levels (you'll have to adjust some with ever water change).

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