Success in a Reef — Saltwater
Success in a Reef: Magnesium.
Foundation elements are so titled to emphasize their necessity. Within the three primary foundation element parameters we discussed in our prior blog, you’ll surely remember the passive Magnesium. This parameter is much easier to maintain than Alkalinity, because, while it is critical for the formation of a variety of structures, including the skeletons and shells of many corals and other organisms, it doesn’t fluctuate a lot, and when it does, they are rarely dangerous to organisms.
Success in a Reef: Mixing Saltwater.
When we setup our aquariums, maintain them, and enjoy them, most people probably assume they are taking care of the creatures within, and to an extent, they are of course correct. However, what they are really doing, is taking care of the water. If you pay close attention to your water quality, your fish and corals will be very happy. So, where do we begin with that? Well, by choosing an appropriate salt first and foremost, and then secondly, testing your current aquarium water. Together, we’ll go over a few of the most popular salt mixes, their unique differences, and how to mix saltwater properly.
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