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    What is the best way to maintain magnesium and strontium (outside of using some kind of reactor)?

    Thanks,

    Adobo

  • #2
    I'm using Oceanic salt and the mg level takes care of itself. As for strontium I tested it a couple times with a Salifert kit (test takes about an hour ) and it seemed fine without any additions.

    SteveU
    “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
    ...Charles F. Kettering

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    • #3
      Just a little side-note, Alexander raised his Sr. levels markedly over NSW for several wks. w/o any observable benefit to his corals. He also found higher Sr. resulted in a increase in the coral's skeleton brittleness with thinning out effect to the coral branches. I have also noticed this in our corals especially, Montipora digitata. Bob
      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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      • #4
        so its not that important then ?
        Nick
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        • #5
          Nick, with the 5% WC's/wk. our salts contain enough Sr. for our corals. Bob
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          • #6
            thats what i figured thanx Bob
            Nick
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Aged Salt
              Nick, with the 5% WC's/wk. our salts contain enough Sr. for our corals. Bob
              I wouldnt be so confident with all salt brands. Im sure each brand lacks certain elements.

              What I do to maintain my Mg, is I test my water changes, I level out to the 1300-1400 level, then replace. For example, my Kent salt is at 1000 Mg. I then use a 5g bucket and place 6-7 capfuls of Kent Mg to level out to 1350. Make sure you test every new bucket as batch's could be inconsistent.

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              • #8
                i use oceanic
                Nick
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                • #9
                  Okay... one vote for kent magnesium.

                  Adobo

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                  • #10
                    i use b ionic if i had too
                    Nick
                    Nick
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                    Calcium Reactor
                    3 Tunze 6105's
                    Profilux Controller
                    ATB Return w/ wavysea
                    ATB M External Skimmer


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                    • #11
                      Adobo, I've been using the kent Magnesium for years. I buy it in the gallon jug for $20 or so.

                      Over time, I realised that I needed to add 30mL (1 bionic cup) to my new salt water every week during my water change. This keeps my Mg very stable in my system.

                      I've been meaning to try the grotech granules in my reactor, but the kent magnesium is just so easy that I don't feel the need to stray.

                      As for Sr, I don't test or dose. I'd be interested in my Sr level though...

                      -Rob

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