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  1. JAKos

    Testing & Dosing

    So i'm just getting into the world of testing and dosing, how often should i be testing for alkalinity calcium and magnesium as i'm starting to dose. should i be testing weekly? any info would be helpful :)
  2. subielover

    New Jersey Pennsylvania Reefkeeper Lite/BRS 1.1mL dosing pkg

    Have a Digital Aquatics Reefkeeper Lite with temp probe and PB4. Works flawlessly. Also have 3 BRS 1.1mL dosing pumps. Together this kit can dose three solutions and give you redundancy for your aquarium heater! Everything is in very good condition and can be easily shipped. Asking $200 plus...
  3. K

    Nitrate Reactor/Denitrator (feed or not to feed?)

    Hello all, I tried doing searches here as well as general Google searches but can't seem to find an answer so I thought I would just post the question to the experts. For transparency this question is for my freshwater setup but I assume will also apply to my saltwater setup once I get that...
  4. Jilly92

    Aquavitro vibrance

    What is your opinion on it? Did it work?
  5. Twalker791

    Ammonia dosing- keep dosing or stop? So many questions!

    Ok so I am doing a fishless cycle in my new 37 gallon FOWLR tank. I have aragonite sand and dry live rock in the tank, and 4 days ago I added a bottle of Bio-Spira. I got pure ammonia (Ace Hardware janitorial brand as suggested) and started dosing. Day one I dosed it to 4 ppm. The next day the...
  6. Jax15

    Comparing strength of 2-part brands

    My question is about the relative strength/concentration of different 2-part brands. I've been using the BRS pharma pouches for years, and they work well. However I also use the RedSea Coral Colors trace elements, and they suggest dosing based on the uptake of calcium... RedSea calcium! So to...
  7. BeltedCoyote

    Dosing pumps; operation investigation

    I find myself planning to purchase a solid, reasonably reliable, 4 channel dosing pump. I’ve heard a lot of horror stories regarding dosing pumps, but I realize that when you hear about something it’s at least 10x more likely to be a negative story. Also, nothing risked nothing gained. Thus I...
  8. mitch91175

    Texas Aquarium Controller Suppliments GeoReef CR618/SMC618 Setup - $800

    I am selling this setup. In great condition. No leaks, no cracks, etc. Shipping not included. Comes with the following: GeoReef CR618 Calcium Reactor SMC618 Secondary Chamber Kamoer Peristaltic Pump Carbon Doser CO2 Regulator 10lb tank (if sold local)
  9. BighohoReef

    Have I dosed my last dose of RS?!? (Switching to Tropic Marin)

    Hey all, I just dosed my last bit of Red Sea (RS) magnesium this morning and calcium plus isn’t far behind. Instead of reordering the Red Sea I’ve had my eye on the Tropic Marin ALL-FOR-REEF BRS has some great reviews and it’s been sold out during covid times. I’m wondering what folks think...
  10. Kaiser

    Ran out of Core7 3b and the replacement will not arrive until the 19th.

    So I realized that I ran out of Triton Core7 3B this morning, and upon searching, can't find the refill carton that I thought I had. I ordered the 5L Jugs a few days ago but they will not arrive until the 19th. I looked around and it lists 3B as Alkalinity + Trace, which is the same as 3a, but...
  11. KeystoneMalone

    Baseline Parameters

    R2R Community- How do you establish baseline parameters for your reef to really see how much calc/alk/mag your corals are using? I test once a week, but it seems as though numbers can jump around a little. Ive also never tested right after a WC to see what the numbers are once elements have...
  12. KeystoneMalone

    Baseline Parameters / Coral Growth / Dosing

    Hello reefers! Hope everyone and their families are doing well & enjoying the extra time with their reefs. I have a few questions- going to try and keep it relatively painless Quick facts about the tank in question: -IM Nuvo 20 - Weekly 5 gal water change with 0.00 TDS water since the tank has...
  13. MontanaReefer406

    Asking about your high tech setups....

    Hi, i have been reefing for little over a year, and have had good success with my nano low tech tank. Simple waterchanges have allowed me to grow some birdsnest SPS and montipora. I am slowly planning on doing a high tech tank, and a little larger one. I wanted to have my first sump. But here...
  14. mario4933

    High Cal... how to lower it?

    Hello guys! I have been trying to dial in my tank to stick to kalkwasser only. I accidentally dosed a bit too much calcium about 2 weeks ago which spiked my cal to 597... I been waiting out which has brought it down to 592 but I’m concerned it’s lowering too slow and will cause harm to my...
  15. BurgerFish

    Need help to start dosing ESV B-ionic

    Hello, I have two dosers and ESV B-ionic two part. My alk is 9.5. Calcium 415. Salt 1.25 Nitrates/Phosphates at 0 (I'm trying to rise it). My acros feeling bad (bleaching). Soft skin acros feels well. I have 4 small SPS frags and two small LPS frag in the tank. Coraline algae start to grow...
  16. NewYorkReefer1988

    Neptune Apex Programming of BRS Dosers

    Hello all, I just finally took the plunge into the world of apex and I’m so glad I did. It is a lot to take in However. I am currently having a little bit of trouble programming my dosing pumps and corresponding powerhead in my sump. I actually think I have the dosing figured out but I will...
  17. psumms

    Silicon Airline for Dosing (Right or Wrong) what i've found

    Anyone want to offer thoughts on my use of silicone airline tubing for my dosing lines? I've had this setup for almost a year and set a reminder to check how they're holding up - all seem fine. I'm pushing Alk, Ca, Mg and NoPoX through them. Just come to calibrate my Apex Dos which I use for...
  18. Reefer37

    I need some help...

    Alright guys, I'm getting a little frustrated over dosing and what is going on in my tank. I'm still pretty new to this as this is my first saltwater tank so bear with me. So I'll give you all the info I can: JBJ 45 Lighting: Hydra 52 HD (ran around 30%) Filtration: Stock media baskets...
  19. Alias233

    Auto dosing amino acids

    Hey fellow reefers! Does anyone here use a dosing pump for amino acids? Some brands state you should shake before dosing but I'm assuming there are people out there who have managed to do this successfully? I'm currently using korallen zucht amino acids. Thanks in advance!
  20. Dinodanger

    What do you add to your tank?

    For example I add Zooplankton Dose nitrate and phosphate Vibrant Microbactor7 Frozen food Pellets Seaweed Reef roids Amino acids When needed: Red Sea traces Nopox Red Sea A,B,C GFO
  21. Dinodanger

    What can I dose for phosphate?

    I can’t get hold of mono potassium nitrate which is what I was told, is there anything else I can dose?
  22. Reefer37

    New to Dosing (Red Sea Coral Foundation)

    So I'm brand new to dosing and having a really hard time wrapping my brain around amounts and figuring out how much to dose in my tank. I'm using Red Sea Coral Foundation and on the back it tells me current levels and how much to dose to get to optimal levels, but I'm not sure if these values...
  23. DSFa

    Can I use Polyp Lab One and Tropic Marin Pro Coral Mineral together

    Hi guys, I might be getting a single head doser just because I don't want to go with a Jebao one as I've had one in the past that malfunctioned after a short while (around half a year) and don't want to spend top dollar on a high quality doser as my system is only 45Gal. I am unable to get...
  24. J

    Can AWC be adequate for my situation so that I don't need to do 2-part?

    Hello! So I have a 75 gallon aquarium set up. It has a few soft coral and a few LPS atm. My goal for my tank is for it to be a soft coral dominated with a hand full of lps here and there tank. I don't like the fact that If I want to start doing two part, that I will need to to do mandatory...
  25. Csr1978

    What are the TRUE dosing instructions?

    I've always wondered what manufactures really mean when they give dosing instructions based on "gallons." For example, Korallen-Zucht and Red Sea give dosing instructions for their additives in terms of X ml or X drops per 25 gallons. Gallons of what? Is it based on the rated tank size (my...
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