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

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  1. 120reefkeeper

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    Nice job my friend! Thanks for taking the time!
     
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    Great video! Intersting to watch. I thought about converting to AF many times but ended up with FM instead.

    'errrrahh
     
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    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!
     
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    Thanks Rev just helping where I can!
     
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    Well it's never to late to switch

    Thanks for the compliment!
     
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    Nobody else?? We have some great suggestions so far!
     
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    Anyone have a link to the components and quantities used in these DIY AF solutions?
     
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    :)This is the base recipe for making a 1 liter batch of each component 1,2,3


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    In the video above I demonstrate how to mix bigger batches of component 1,2,3 using the 5 liter jugs.
     
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    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?
     
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    I think @jsker once told me that the self made are bit stronger than premix.
     
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    Yes the self made mix is stronger. You will need to watch it and dial it in.
     
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    I use about 50% less then I did with the pre mix.
     
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    I'd say that's pretty close .
     
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    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?
     
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    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?
     
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    Yes
     
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