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It is always good to have options and in reef keeping there are usually many available to run and maintain a reef tank. For instance, you do have choices when it comes to keeping up with the calcium and alkalinity demands of a reef aquarium, especially one that is SPS dominant. SPS require some form of calcium and alkalinity supplementation since they have calcium skeletons that demand a lot of these elements to grow and do well in a tank. Calcium Reactor vs. Two-Part When I started to keep reef tanks, I kept mostly soft corals and began to experiment with SPS only after achieving success with those corals. I used a two-part calcium and alkalinity supplement from ESV and it worked great. As I
Years ago I tried to start a reef tank with dry rock and I had a terrible experience. It was one problem after another, including dinoflagellates, cyanobacteria and a bacterial bloom. I just couldn’t grow SPS like I had done so with live rock and I vowed to never use dry rock again. The issues stemmed from a lack of biodiversity and microfauna with the dry rock. Additionally, I probably did not dose enough bacteria to build up the biological bed. With my most recent tank build I had a very quick cycle using live rock from KP Aquatics. The tank has had a couple of hiccups but so far the SPS are thriving. So why would I switch back to dry rock for a reboot of
To replace the tile flooring in the kitchen, I had to take down and remove the anemone cube. All the livestock had to be moved to a safe spot where they would be safe and sound during the construction. This video describes what was done to keep things moving, maintaining stability for the time being. Once the new floors are in, a new stand and aquarium will be set up in the same spot, and all the livestock will be transferred back into their brand new home.