Can I get away dosing with just daily water change ?

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Can I just doing 1 gallons of water change daily for my 30 gallons mixed reef with 2-3 frags of sps, a few lps and softies instead of dosing ?
 
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It has the potential to keep nutrients lower, but you're going to be gobbling up salt considerably faster, since you're effectively changing 100% of the tank's volume every 30 days...and unless you're on a well, you're paying for water too. Dosing could be less expensive in the long run...and much less labor intensive.
 
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Thanks guys, I’m asking because i’m too lazy for testing except salinity and temperature. With water change only, i don’t have to care much about the parameters or changing the dosage for the tank base on testing. May be testing but once per month ?
 

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To have any kind of long term success with sps you will need to test.. if it was a LPS/Softy only tank, water changes and Kalkwasser can be sufficient without testing.
 

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