AB+ Red Sea dosing

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Hi, I wanted some opinions on how much I should dose AB+ for a 20g high tank

Currently my stock is as follows:
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Two Ocellaris Clownfish
Firefish Goby
Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby
4 hermit crabs
2 turbo snails
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Forest Fire Montipora digitata
Bubble Tip Anemone
Pulsating Xenia
Green Star Polyp
Neon Green Star Polyp
Rasta Zoanthid
Bam Bam Orange Zoanthid
Porcillopora

Current levels:
Ph 8(api test)
Phosphate .25(api test)
Nitrates 10ppm (api test)
Alk 9 (Salifert test)

I feed the fish PE mysis and ocean nutrition nano reef fish food.
Light schedule was on 8am to 10pm but I just changed it to 10am to 10 pm today.

Reason I’m asking is because my Bam Bam zoas are not all opening up. Rastas are all wide open.
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I have a Tidal 35 HOB filter with carbon matrix.
I currently am using instant ocean sea salt. I plan on switching to reef crystals or fritz reef pro salt when I’m done with my IO sea salt have about 1/4 of the 50 gallon bag left.
Oh and my salinity is 1.025
 

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I have a Tidal 35 HOB filter with carbon matrix.
I currently am using instant ocean sea salt. I plan on switching to reef crystals or fritz reef pro salt when I’m done with my IO sea salt have about 1/4 of the 50 gallon bag left.
Oh and my salinity is 1.025

With regard to the tank, how old is it?
 
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So I dose RS AB+ on my 100+ gal tank. I'm dosing because it's naturally running ULN and I believe the aminos are usable by the coral.

That being said, I'm not sure I'm seeing any benefits from RS AB+.
The reefer I got my zoas from swears by the RS AB+ and only uses that. He has a 300 gallon full of fish and a mixed reef that he’s had for 5 years!
 
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Supplements help everyone in the tank, good and bad.
I had to stop ab+ as corals weren't happy, something was irritating them.
 

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I'd wait and let the tank stabilize for a few weeks. Fish may provide enough for those corals. We have a zoa garden in a waterbox 10, no additives. Everyone looks great.
 
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I wouldn't be dosing anything in that tank. It's 3 weeks old, barely has it's bacteria forming. Adding that amount of nutrients could trigger another cycle. And believe me, AB+ is full of nutrients (see the other's talking about algae blooms?).
With such a small coral bioload, your water changes should be sufficient to replenish nutrients.
If your levels get too out of whack, you'll see algae or dinos.
Go slow my friend...
 

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I wouldn't be dosing anything in that tank. It's 3 weeks old, barely has it's bacteria forming. Adding that amount of nutrients could trigger another cycle. And believe me, AB+ is full of nutrients (see the other's talking about algae blooms?).
With such a small coral bioload, your water changes should be sufficient to replenish nutrients.
If your levels get too out of whack, you'll see algae or dinos.
Go slow my friend...
Let me correct myself...you'll see algae regardless. At 3 weeks I don't think you've hit the uglies yet. Elevated N & P can make that stage a nightmare.
 
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Let me correct myself...you'll see algae regardless. At 3 weeks I don't think you've hit the uglies yet. Elevated N & P can make that stage a nightmare.
I started my diatom stage at like 2 weeks a little after my nitrites dropped. They were high for a few days.
 

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About 3 weeks, I used fish and dr Tim’s to cycle. No nitrites or ammonia shown under tests.

This may help you:


As others have stated, I would hold off dosing anything you can't measure yet. It takes time for you tank to develop its biodiversity. Just feed the fish, and keep your water pristine with good maintenance.
 

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I wouldn't be dosing anything in that tank. It's 3 weeks old, barely has it's bacteria forming. Adding that amount of nutrients could trigger another cycle. And believe me, AB+ is full of nutrients (see the other's talking about algae blooms?).
With such a small coral bioload, your water changes should be sufficient to replenish nutrients.
If your levels get too out of whack, you'll see algae or dinos.
Go slow my friend...
With how much time do u think that the tank is mature enough for rs ab+?
 
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