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Deanos 03-06-2007 11:52 PM

New to Reefkeeping?
The “How To” Guide to Reef Aquarium Chemistry for Beginners,
Part 1: The Salt Water Itself

prattreef 03-07-2007 12:03 AM

Yes this a great article for even advanced hobbyists to read. Randy

Deanos 03-07-2007 12:05 AM

Randy Holmes-Farley never ceases to amaze me. :scratch:

Deanos 04-11-2007 09:11 PM

The “How To” Guide to Reef Aquarium Chemistry for Beginners,
Part 2: What Chemicals Must be Supplemented

leonarsi 04-11-2007 09:47 PM

really useful, thanks Deanos

jresha 05-01-2007 12:41 PM

I appreciate all of your help and advice. I am a beginner in this hobby and have found that pretty much everyone that has some level of experience tries to go above and beyond to help a fellow reefer, no matter the experience level. Thanks again for all of your comments and related articles. I will be asking more questions as I get further along in my set up!!

SIReefer 05-01-2007 10:08 PM

Generally Unnecessary or Undesirable Supplements in Most Reef Aquaria
  • Iodine
  • Strontium
  • Borate
  • Trace element mixtures
Hi Deanos,
Do you supplement Iodine? I have a few shrimp & I thought this was necessary for their molting?

House of Laughter 05-01-2007 10:13 PM


Iodine occurs at levels acceptable to your molting needs based on regular water changes - if you do that (weekly) there is no real need to add iodine.

Also, there is no reason to add for it, if you don't plan on testing for it -

Hope that helps,


Deanos 05-01-2007 10:21 PM

Like House said, I do bi-weekly water changes and don't worry about "trace elements".

ScubaChinchilla 05-01-2007 11:43 PM

I read this during class, It was very well writen and had a tremendous amount of information. Is part 3 and 4 out?

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