Discussion in 'ATI Aquaristik' started by reef / aholic, Jul 27, 2017.
Any particular brand of salt you recommand using with ATI Essientials?
any particular brand salt reccomandations to use along with ATI Essientials for the best results?
Well I used tropic Marin for the last time I did a water change in May end .
I dose 50ml a day and my 5 liter mix is going to last me around 3 months. 20 bucks for 3 months is well worth it for the results I'm getting. You can't compare ATI Essentials to BRS 2 part.
I'm starting with 25ml daily (was using esv 2part) and just measuring alk right around 7pm nightly to get my dosage tuned in correctly. I've been running at 8.3dKH and I'm starting with a lower AE dosage to lower my alk below 8.0 (based on instructions I should be doing around 75ml + a day).
For salt I would recommend tropic marin pro or the red sea blue bucket (something that mixes up lower than 8.0 dkh as recommended by ati).....I think it's more of a personal preference though.
I am not sure how big your system is, but it sounds like 100gal or less. 125ml of ATI essentials certainly sounds reasonable for a well stocked 50-100gal tank. But I think your math is wrong as far as how much it would cost. The 1000ml set of ATI Essentials makes 10liters, so if you take 10,000ml /125 it will last 80 days. This makes it about $12 per month which is pretty reasonable given the value (28 elements, not 3 like a basic 2 part)
There is no stated recommendation (except in Europe where ATI Salt is available). Since water changes are usually needed it is probably a moot point what you start out with, but I would still select a quality salt especially since you will rarely use it.
Is it OK for me to adjust some minor elements based on your ATI water analysis results before i get started with dosing the 3 major Essentials?
What dosing pumps do you guys recommend? I have two BRS pumps now using 2 part would it be okay to buy one more or should I just look for a better more precise system? Also running a Neptune but im okay if it’s a standalone unit.
I'm using 3 BRS dosing pumps with no issues controlled by my Apex
If you wanted to compare the two I think you would need to find out how much brs 2 part it takes to raise 1dkh. For ATI I think it's 36ml per 26.4 gallons.
You bet Todd. If you are using a simple 2 part now you will in sorts be chasing your tail if you don't do water changes still in order to dose the trace elements.
Well the ATI DP6 of course!
Got my ATI Essentials in the mail today!!!! Yesss!!!
Anyone using the ATI DP6 in the market for a dosing pump for my cube haven't seen anything about.
I could be wrong but I think I read that it's not actually produced by ATI. I believe it's a re-branded Jebao.
It definitely looks like a jebao with 6 heads but you never know it could have better internals.
I'm late to the game here. Already purchased a year's worth of Triton products without realizing ATI had a similar product.
Looks like these 2.5 gallon, stackable containers from U.S. Plastic are what I will get. $6.78 each, plus shipping. Should help save some space, with them being stackable
1). Regarding my reef tank
If i am currently using a 3 part dosing system. Is best to send in icp testing after ive switched to ati essentials or before and if after when is the most common time frame to test after making the adjustment? And for periodic icp testing how much of an alkalinity change from norm with at home weekly alkalinity testing would be the suggested retest?
2. (Slightly off topic) How accurate is your - Boron, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, molybdenum, Zinc and NPK? Could one use your icp testing to gauge consumption on a planted freshwater aquarium?
1) If it was me I would use ATI Essentials for a period of time (a few weeks?) prior to the ICP test.
2) This would be a better question for Dr Ben (email Labor @ his domain which is the German site ATIAquaristik.com, but I have no reason to believe any one of these items would be any less accurate than other parameters. Particularly the first 3 which are critical components of a reef tank.
I have a question. Im about to start Essentials, but I want to send in a sample of my water before starting. I have the ICP test in my possession. the lab is closed until the 2nd of Jan, would collecting the sample now and holding it till the lab opens again cause any degradation of the sample. I would like to know what the analysis of my present h20 to compare to post Essential analysis and I don't want to wait for the results before I start dosing
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