Post by Jo-Mar's Pets on Apr 15, 2008 11:00:36 GMT -5
A lot of people don't use many supplements, as long as you are doing your water changes every other week or so you are adding trace elements back that the coral and rock etc are pulling out. However I recommend testing your Calcium and Alk levels frequently and adding those elements as needed. If you like though there is nothing wrong with adding a extra little supplementation to the aquarium the first years to help it balance out quicker. You could try the new Aquavitro line from Seachem we seem to be selling it pretty well. Its an advanced system to maintain a reeftanks health, and we sell it pretty cheap compared to other brands. Purple up is OK for the first month or so but it can cause problems if used on a continuous basis. Once your tank starts growing Coraline switch to another form of Ca additive and begin adding Alkalinity supplements. All in all supplementation can be a great thing, I will be running zeovit on my systems shortly, zeo is the ultimate additive system out there and its results speek for itself.
Do not add additives you do not test for. This is one sure way to mess your reef up quickly.
I agree with Ron about the new Seachem line. It will probably work well for people if they use the whole program and not just pick and choose products. But to use the program you will also need to buy a few test kits to know where you params are and wher you need them to be.
Without using the test kits you are basically shooting blind folded in the dark with only one eye and it has myopia and retnal detachment.