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Keeping it simple for reef tank - sustainable ?


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The amount of technology and techniques available to us are tremendous and thus expensive, not to mention a huge amount of time is also required.

Anyone here successful in keeping it simple (essentials) with regards to equipment and husbandry for the long term (say more than 2 years)?

Can you share your secrets and also comment if my below is viable for the long term with lps+low fish stocks ? (just got back to this hobby)

- a chiller and sump with some siporax, coral chips, purigen 

- basic reef lights (currently testing out with my old plant lights with actinics added-on) 

- regular water change of 10% a week using RO/Salt 

No reactors, no dosing, no additives, generally no testing (except for the occasional 6-in-1 litmus dip for NO2, NO3, pH, KH, GH, Cl)

The only addition planned is a skimmer down the road.

 

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