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Doubbler wrote at 2012-12-22 19:18:08
Really..........parameters? Thats your answer? How about feeding, (what to feed, how to feed, and how often to feed?). Sounds to me like, you should not let that person back to your house, I hope you're not paying him to kill all your inverts. I have had a saltwater tank for over ten years and it's always been impossible to keep inverts alive. I have found out, (through trial and error), not from socalled experts, that diet is imperative. Obviously water condition is important too, but what you are feeding your inverts, is very critical. You must also always read the back of every chemical you throw into your tank, that crap is mostly harmful to any invert. Activated carbon is smart, always use a protein skimmer and a u.v. Sterilizer, some of the time. Back to feeding, get some algae wafers, mysis shrimp, and some gloves, or long pinchers, so you can directly feed them. Always take what the so called experts say, with a grain of salt. Than please do your own research.

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