Aquaforest new video for users! Mixing your own components +1,+2,+3 original recipe.

Discussion in 'Aquaforest' started by 120reefkeeper, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
    Hey all you Aquaforest users!! :)

    So let's get your input! So far we have a video that covers mixing your own components +1,+2,+3.

    What would you like to see next?? I will make another video when we get a consensus on what the subject should be! Your input is valuable and nows your chance to speak up!
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
    kingston.buck and Anirban like this.
    Tags:

  2. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
     
    LFabian, jsker, standam and 4 others like this.
  3. HolisticBear

    HolisticBear Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2017
    Messages:
    1,772
    Likes Received:
    3,991
    Location:
    NYC
    Your video on making your own +1, +2, +3 seems like the most complicated topic and well deserving of a video.

    Most of the products are self-explanatory but a few random thoughts a) preparing AF food b) properly using Phosphate Minus c) mixing zeolites, carbon, phosphate minus in the same reactor d) what an overdose of Pro Bio S might look like (film on glass) e) explaining the 'use sparingly' comment on AF Food (I'm guessing dense food w/high phosphates). 'Use Sparingly' and don't overdose seems to apply to almost everything, so interesting they called it out in the manual. f) demoing the new test kits

    I'll guessing C is most helpful to community.
     
    jsker and 120reefkeeper like this.
  4. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    37,289
    Likes Received:
    32,290
    Nice job my friend! Thanks for taking the time!
     
    120reefkeeper likes this.
  5. DipSpit

    DipSpit Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2016
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Nofolk, Va.
    Great video! Intersting to watch. I thought about converting to AF many times but ended up with FM instead.

    'errrrahh
     
    120reefkeeper likes this.
  6. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
    Great ideas! I'm sure we can probably touch on some of these maybe even at the same time!

    Thanks for the input! Greatly appreciated!
     
  7. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
    Thanks Rev just helping where I can!
     
  8. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
    Well it's never to late to switch

    Thanks for the compliment!
     
  9. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
    Nobody else?? We have some great suggestions so far!
     
    chefjpaul likes this.
  10. radiata

    radiata Active Member NJRC Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    209
    Anyone have a link to the components and quantities used in these DIY AF solutions?
     
    120reefkeeper likes this.
  11. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
    :)This is the base recipe for making a 1 liter batch of each component 1,2,3


    [​IMG]




    In the video above I demonstrate how to mix bigger batches of component 1,2,3 using the 5 liter jugs.
     
  12. Slicktop

    Slicktop Active Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    155
    Location:
    SC
    I have been using the pre-mix solution for components 12&for over 6 months now and have just made my on new batch of all 3 components . My question, is the self made solution the same as the pre-mix? I followed the instructions exactly but curious if I really need to pay attention to make sure the self made mix is not stronger or weaker than the pre-mix. Anyone notice any changes in the parameters after switching to self mix 12&3?
     
    120reefkeeper likes this.
  13. Anirban

    Anirban Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2015
    Messages:
    4,610
    Likes Received:
    6,817
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I think @jsker once told me that the self made are bit stronger than premix.
     
    jsker and 120reefkeeper like this.
  14. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
    Yes the self made mix is stronger. You will need to watch it and dial it in.
     
    Anirban and jsker like this.
  15. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2015
    Messages:
    18,459
    Likes Received:
    33,444
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I use about 50% less then I did with the pre mix.
     
    120reefkeeper and Anirban like this.
  16. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
    I'd say that's pretty close .
     
    jsker likes this.
  17. radiata

    radiata Active Member NJRC Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    209
    120reefkeeper - thanks for the recipe!

    All - has anyone done a cost analysis on what a liter of the three solutions costs? There seems to be an MSRP on AF's products, so it shouldn't be too hard. When I look at $50 for just the Strong components that only make 10 liters of each, I wonder if that is cost effective. Perhaps it is, considering the DIY solutions are apparently twice as concentrated as the original product.

    And, is there any one source where one can get all the ingredients from? Finally, do the ingredients come in larger sizes?
     
    jsker and 120reefkeeper like this.
  18. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
  19. Slicktop

    Slicktop Active Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    155
    Location:
    SC
    I do not test the ingredients in Component 3, After adjusting dosing for Cal and Alk , reduce 3 to same the dosing schedule as 1 &2?
     
    120reefkeeper likes this.
  20. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    6,522
    Yes
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...