Aquaforest Guide

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  1. 120reefkeeper

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    My target is 7.3dkh I never want to go higher than 7.8dkh .... I also use the Hanna checker.
     
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    Good to know. I was thinking 7.1 was way too low and try to keep closer to 8. Maybe I’ll be happy with 7.5 and quit worrying about it. Thanks
     
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    Im using aqua vitro salinity
     
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    What are the parameters of that salt ??
     
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    @Joe252 did you see this post?
     
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    I would also suggest not to be to concerned with your Ca, and Mg until the alk is where you would like it then match the dosing to equal the alk. One still has to tweak all three once one gets closer to the ideal alk reading. I run a 33 conductivity and a temp of 78.3 with a higher nutrient system. I also found that the more times I dosed per day my reading steady out. I now dose 8 times a day.
     
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    Have been dosing 1,2,3 for about a month, before I was using ESV and dosing around 25 ml a day, started slow , checked alk every other day till it stayed around 7.3-7.5dkh, ended up dosing around 65 ml a day, to keep it constant, but on my bi-weekly test, my cal was around 550 and mag over 1500, should I dial, 2,3 down till my levels go down?? Thx
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Are people still using AF build, amino, vitality and energy? If so, how's it working out for you?
     
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    I try to dose once or twice a week. More than that I seem to have trouble with algae. LPS seem to benefit more than SPS. temporary.jpg
     
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    Nice tank
     
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    Hey 120,

    Since I posted last I did get my parameters somewhat back in line and stopped adding extra Alk 5 or 6 Days now. My parameters at that time were; Alk 7.9 CA 435 and Mg 1400. Over the last several days my Alk and Ca have been dropping, tonight Alk 6.9 Ca 415 despite increasing dosing every day starting at 135 now at 155 mls. I did add several corals prior to my last post so that makes sense. Just upped dosage again to 170 mls. Question, is there a way to increase the recipe to make the solutions more potent??
     
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    Are you currently mixing your own components 1,2,3??

    Sounds like your right on track.
     
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    Yes, well into my first batch of mixed. Guess wondering if it can be mixed stronger so the dosing pumps don’t have to work so hard. I’m guessing I’ll be well over 200 mls before this is stable.
     
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    Didn’t think I was getting much growth but happen to see a pic from a month ago and definitely growth.
     
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    Unfortunately no. If you mixed it according to the recipe your at the saturation point. Did you watch my video on mixing?? Just curious because when I switched from the pre made to the mix your own it was probably 2x as strong.

    Here's a link in case your didn't .

     
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    Yes I watched it while I mixed the first batch. I was at 190 mls pre-mixed before switching but I am seeing more growth and added several small corals in the last 6-7 weeks so explains why I’m at 170 ish with the mixed solution now.
     
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    Yep looks like your gonna be mixing more. The next step would be a Calcium reactor with component A,B,C. At least mixing your own is more affordable.
     
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    Yes, my wife found out how much I spend on 4 radion pro’s, calcium reactor is out for a while. Haha.
     
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    lol I just bought one myself for future use. Wait until I have to explain that one .
     
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