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Texasfishkepper

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I have a 75 gallon saltwater tank fish only with about 60 lbs of rock and 40+ pounds of sand. Its been running for almost a year. Now I want to make it a reef tank I have most of the equipment I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything. I have a canister filter rated for a 125 I clean it every other day, protien skimmer, 2 coral lights for got the name, 2 800 gph power heads and 2 250watt heaters. I have both test kits now. Anything else I need like tank addatives like calcium? I only have 3 fish so the tank is very clean since there so small for the tank.
 

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You’ll need supplements if your going with stony corals like calcium, magnesium and alkalinity powder. Iodine too. I personally hate canister filters for a reef tank because they hold nitrates but if you clean it every other day you should be fine. Just make sure you have good lighting and a good protein skimmer.
You’ll need something to measure your supplements and salinity too.
 
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saltwater60 said:
You’ll need supplements if your going with stony corals like calcium, magnesium and alkalinity powder. Iodine too. I personally hate canister filters for a reef tank because they hold nitrates but if you clean it every other day you should be fine. Just make sure you have good lighting and a good protein skimmer.
You’ll need something to measure your supplements and salinity too.
Okay ty
 

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A lot of it depends on the individual corals you get as well. My tank is dominated by hammer and frogspawn corals (of the Euphyllia variety of LPS Corals) and I almost never dose anything and they do well. So I would look into the needs of individual corals as well as general guidelines and see what you want for your tank.
 
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