ATI Essentials Growth Sample

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  1. Abhishek

    Abhishek Valuable Member

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    ATI - can I participate ? 8 months into ATI much before ATI USA started Essentials in USA. Got my batch from Germany .
    Tank is around 11-12 months old . Crappy video but no water change from May .

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    I run a little whiter tank with Geissmann 17.5K 250 watt halides and no supplements . So might appear too white for people.

    Honestly, very very satisfied with ATI essentials. I want to go atleast 2 years without a water change and finally convince my verdict !

    Regards,
    Abhishek
     
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  2. cchomistek

    cchomistek Active Member

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    So with the no water changes that this system promotes is it true that salinity will increase over time and if so how is everyone combatting this issue. I have a 220 gallon system and am going to start using ati essentials once I run out if my current dosing regime.
     
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    Mrx7899 Active Member

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    My tanks is only 50 gallons so I just take a couple cups of tank water out and replace it with rodi water only had to do two time in 3 months.
     
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    Would you mind telling us what the parameters of this tank are?
     
  5. Leyth

    Leyth Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Well, I'm not sure what to do. My alk has gone from 7.9 to 7.4 in about 1.5 weeks. However, my calcium has not dropped at all. I am nervous to increase the dosing like the instructions say.
     
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    Mrx7899 Active Member

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    If it stays around 7.4 that's fine mine is usually around 7.3 to 7.5 just don't want it to go below 7. You don't have to dose equal parts I think they can be within 25% of each other
     
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    Leyth Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Ah really? I thought it wasn't recommended to dose different amounts. I'll continue monitoring, hopefully it just stays at 7.4 Thanks.
     
  8. truepercs

    truepercs Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    My Aquarium will be one year old next week... I am in the process of taking photos for the anniversary ;) This weekend I transitioned to ATI essentials. I will take photos after a few months to show what I have experienced.
     
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  9. ATI North America

    ATI North America Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Sure, what information are you looking for?
    Its a 48x29x29 glass cube tank with an 8 bulb WiFi LED Powermodule on it. It has 3x MP40 for flow and a remote sump/fuge in the garage. The Fuge however does not have anything in it, nutrients are too low to grow cheato due to a massive biopellet reactor. There is a Reeflo super Dart driving the return pump. Simplicity 800DC skimmer. It has been running ATI Essentials on a Dp6 for about 4 months.
    Anything else you are looking for?
     
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    ATI North America Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Looks great! Do you have a photo or video of what it looked like months ago?

    This is true however your skimmer removes a lot of salt so depending on how much skimmer production you are getting you may or may not need to address it. As stated its not a big deal to remove some water as needed and let your ATO fill it up with RODI.
     
  11. mwilk19

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    Thanks for the reply. I was looking for Ph, Ca, ALK, Mg. You stated that the nutrients are already low so NO3 and PO4 aren't necessary.
     
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    ATI North America Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    I'll test it and get back to you. I rarely test anything besides alk since that is how Essentials is designed. I'll run those other numbers and get back to you.
     
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    Just ordered two set of the 1000. Currently using BRS 2 part with ESV salt mix when the brs is done will put this online and see what it do.

    Has ATI E been tested with Esv or is anyone using esv that is currently try ATI E ? @ATI North America
     
  14. Brett.Al

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    Heres what ATI Essentials did to my tank in 18 months with next to no water changes.:)

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  15. prhoades2

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    WOW!!
     
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    Beautiful tank.
     
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    ATI North America Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Sorry folks I discovered my calcium is expired. The alk is currently a little high at 8.5.
    I'll get some test kits on the way.

    @Brett.Al , thanks for chiming in!
     
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    Thanks. There's no huge rush. What do you normally keep your ALK at?
     
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    ATI North America Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Upper 7's. It varies .1 or so depending on the time of day I test and day by day. Since using ATI Essentials I discovered the alk consumption varies day to day. I would be chasing .1 dKH variances trying to adjust my dosing amount. I realized this finally and started testing every 3-4 days instead and found it to remain steady.
     
  20. Niterunner77

    Niterunner77 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Just ordered my essentials kit from Marine Depot. Super excited to give this a try! Very intrigued to see the results once everything stabilizes. It’s going on my 6 month old 75G aquarium with a 35G sump and a Seperate 30G frag tank that’s plumbed into the main sump! Should be tons of fun! The sump contains a Skimmer, biopellet reactor, algae scrubber, and a fuge full of mangroves!
     
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