How important is testing and dosing strontium in a reef tank

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How important is it to test and dose strontium? Does it depend on which corals you have or is it just good practice?
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Reply #1

Have a look at this article , it generally describe the uses of strontium in sea water and the different things that are known to use it if any use ?
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2003/11/chemistry

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Reply #2

IMO not very important at all.

If you're doing water changes, they're more than sufficient to replenish trace elements like strontium, molybdenum, etc.

If you're not doing water changes, I was dosing calcium, alk and magnesium for about a year and didn't see any declines in health of things that I could have attributed to lack of trace elements.
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Reply #3

Reading the article Gav kindly posted ,id say not also.
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Reply #4

Cheers everyone, don't think I'll worry about it now. Just when you read up on corals needs they tend to mention supplementing strontium.
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Reply #5

I didn't do any water changes for two years, then sent off for a Triton test.  It all came back fine, so unless you think you've got a problem, I'd suggest that most trace elements will get replaced when you feed (and/or water change).
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Reply #6

I have been most routes but just a basic waterchange now and then is all I use except A B C Balling to keep main elements in check.


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Reply #7

What alk/calcium are you dosing? Red Sea Foundation A contains Calcium and Strontium.


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