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    No more water changes?

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    What will be the cheapest way
    salt and water
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    Paying for Test lab + suplements ?

    In my OP I think if you can't test at home why even dose !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivan View Post
    What will be the cheapest way
    salt and water
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    Paying for Test lab + suplements ?

    In my OP I think if you can't test at home why even dose !
    This is the golden question for some of us and I think the answer is not black and white because of the variables (tank size, frequency of testing, cost of salt mix and RO/DI water, etc.) and the fact that each aquarium is different. While using this method to replenish elements and have a good handle on all your parameters it is still just as important to control nutrient levels. For those who can effectively control nutrients without water changes I believe this would be a great way to maintain coral growth in the tank. For most, I think a water change will still be required but on a far less frequent basis and the test kit is still beneficial because you can easily get an accurate snapshot of how your maintenance and supplementation regime is performing.

    In terms of testing at home, it is pretty difficult for any level of hobbyists to get accurate results for all the included parameters without substantially more effort and investment in testing equipment.

    We are currently going through some testing of our own here in the office and please feel free to share your thoughts/experience with us!

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    Thanks Robert @ MD
    I really like to give this a try.
    With skimming, large size refugium and strong light over Chaeto, my 100 G tank can run without WC for ever with undetectable NO3 and PO4 all the time.
    The only reason I do weekly WC is to get those minor elements in balance.
    I am dosing 100 ml of Alk/CA/MG daily, shouldn't be too expensive to switch to this method I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTang View Post
    Thanks Robert @ MD
    I really like to give this a try.
    With skimming, large size refugium and strong light over Chaeto, my 100 G tank can run without WC for ever with undetectable NO3 and PO4 all the time.
    The only reason I do weekly WC is to get those minor elements in balance.
    I am dosing 100 ml of Alk/CA/MG daily, shouldn't be too expensive to switch to this method I think.
    Awesome! Let us know how it works out. We are beginning to use the ATI Essentials system ourselves and will certainly share our experiences with all of you.

    Take care and happy reefkeeping!

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