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Old 11-18-2017, 12:14 AM
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Difficult to recommend a test kit if it comes to real low nutrients. I had good experiences with Hanna photometers (not the checkers as I never used one), also with test kits from Merck and Machery Nagel. For salinity I have used a device from Greissinger. Usually the other parameters like Ca, KH and Mg the available Hobby test kits from Tropic Marin, Salifert and RedSea usually working well if they are not to old.

Make sure not do dose AAHC, Coral Vitalizer and Pohl's Xtra to soon, you can start to used them when your system contains corals and when it is running nutrient poor stabile.

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I have gotten my AAHC, Coral Vitalizer and Pohl's Xtra. I have more corals in the tank now, while not nearly full, and the tank appears to be running nutrient poor stable. Which of these would you start with as an experiment to see how the corals react? They all appear healthy but have undergone various color changes on entering my system. My local store has raceways of beautiful corals and frags. very bright and colorful but also strictly under blue LED's. Moving to my system (metal halides and actinics) has caused some color changes, the yellows turning more green, one a little browner, some corals getting paler... but no deaths. I would like to try a light dose of one. Which is the best to start with?
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Hey, man, just my experience:

I had algae issues with my tank for 13 months. For the first six, I tried to aggressively fight them and ended up killing some corals. After the 8 month mark, I got some good advice from some very experienced SPS growers, leave it along. As long as it's not killing corals, let it ride. After 13 months they completely stopped like magic--and my tank is so stable, that last week my DoS ended up dumping an 8 month supply Coral Booster in my tank and it just got processed out with no negative affects. I did do a 30% W/C so that's a lot!

So, if your Algae isn't killing any corals and your corals are thriving. Add more, pull back a TINY bit on your dosing, monitor the colors, and let the algae deplete it's food supply and die off.
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I have gotten my AAHC, Coral Vitalizer and Pohl's Xtra. I have more corals in the tank now, while not nearly full, and the tank appears to be running nutrient poor stable. Which of these would you start with as an experiment to see how the corals react? They all appear healthy but have undergone various color changes on entering my system. My local store has raceways of beautiful corals and frags. very bright and colorful but also strictly under blue LED's. Moving to my system (metal halides and actinics) has caused some color changes, the yellows turning more green, one a little browner, some corals getting paler... but no deaths. I would like to try a light dose of one. Which is the best to start with?
Thanks,
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Hello Jeff, the spectrum change will cause changes for the corals to which they first need to adopt. There is no way to speed up this process, just time. I would recommend to wait some time until the tissue gets lighter and the coral start to grow. That might be the right time to start dosing those products.

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