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    Thread: Scripps SPS recipe

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      Scripps SPS recipe

      With the worsening drought I知 considering a switch to Scripps for my water changes. I have a SPS heavy mixed reef and am wondering if there are any established successful routines out there for prepping the water for that type of tank? I知 banking on the dkh/ca/mg needing a bump but what other methods or filtration should also be done? Anyone using a diatom filter on Scripps with success?

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      I used Scripps for years and had good success with a mixed reef a pretty heavy sps load. When I used it I had to add ro/di water to lower the salinity and dose alk, mag, and cal to match my reef.

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      I used to use it for years. Got tired of hauling water, transferring and storing. I honestly had a better reef now that I think about it, but I was doing large weekly water changes.
      During the rainy season it kinda sucks. Same with when they are doing maintence and it's off.
      I did the same as above, dosed it up to the levels I preferred.
      Weird stuff would come out the hose right before I stopped using it, felt like it may have contributed to a few cyano outbreaks. A sediment filter was used on one of my brute cans, pump outta one and into the other.
      It'll save water for sure!

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      Appreciate the info and it痴 comforting to know it works for sps with some adjusting. I値l probably run it thru a sediment filter at minimum would be a good excuse to use a pool filter which I致e always wanted to try I finally have things coloring up and hate to go backwards but wow are the reservoir levels alarming.

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      I run in through a filter sock when I pick it up and again when I use it.

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      I used to use it when I lived in UTC. I’d mix it 1:1 with reef crystals SW and call it good. Figured the alk would be more balanced. Not very quantitative, but it kept the lps and zoas I had at time happy

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