Re:Idea’s for the thrifty minded…


Great subject, Kris.

Supplements may not be a hugely important part of seahorse keeping, but many of us are keeping our SHs in modified reef gardens with corals, snails, calcerous macroalgaes, etc. and so need to supplement calcium and alkalinity on a regular basis. There are ways to save huge amounts of money on these supplements over buying standard aquarium brands.

First, here’s a good article on calcium, alkalinity, magnesium and how they interact and affect your aquarium…

An article on the different supplementation schemes and their pros and cons…

An article on homemade 2-part supplements…

And finally, an article on kalkwasser, or limewater…

Personally, I drip kalkwasser through my auto top off system in my reef tank and use the homemade 2-part in my SH tank because I don’t have an auto top off for it yet and I find it’s easier and safer to dose the 2-part manually than it would be with kalk.

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