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    bigbill - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default my trace element trial

    well after some talk with a buddy i will be starting to add 3 different kinds of trace elements to see if i can get better growth in my lps and softies her are the 3 i will be useing ea has 1 to 2 different trace elements then
    other
    this is 1/3 of what ea call for
    fuel from Aqaua vitro 1 cap full 2 times a week
    Kent marine Essential Elements 1 Tsp 2 times a week
    bright well aquatics Replenish 3 mL 2 times a week

    start date is 4/16/11 took pics will post pics at end of trial
    Last edited by bigbill; 04-18-2011 at 11:59 AM.
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    I keep mostly SPS, I keep my Mag Cal and Alk stable by dosing 2 part from BRS
    and my frogspawn has grown to the size of a basketball. I also make sure my PH is @ 8.2
    in the am, I don't dose anything else.
    however I will follow a long to see what happens with this.
    giantfrogspawn 2 1 - my trace element trial
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    A lot of nutrients going into your tank! Be diligent.
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    Are you actively doing water changes on this tank?

    Most Trace elements are replenished during regular water changes.

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    because water changes only replace some of it but no where near all of them yes i do 5 gallons a week my my 100gallon all my levels are great
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    how much growth will adding that stuff give you?
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    if i can get any from my acans ill be happy but will have to see
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    Personally I would do one thing at a time rather than all three. This will allow you to see which if any has the greatest effect and if things start going south you can also identify which additive it was.

    I am not a fan of any additives or supplements other than calcium, alkalinity and magnesium and my tanks do great, both softies and stony corals. 25 years ago I added things like iodine, iodide, strontium and all the others and found it just got me in trouble so tossed it all and went back to the basics above plus good circulation/oxygenation and lighting.

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    +1 thats what I was saying^^^I use the K.I.S.S method "keep it simple stupid"
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    i have seen trace element deficiencies limit growth of certain corals in mixed reef tanks. your options are more larger water changes or add supliments. basically the same thing as those dosing calcium and alk buffers. i have only seen this happen in heavily stocked tanks though.
    keep us updated on your acans and other corals.
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