B-ionic

Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry by Randy Holmes-Farley' started by Becca Lane, Feb 7, 2018.

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  1. Becca Lane

    Becca Lane Member

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    Hi! My calcium is 500, but my alk is 7.7. I’d like to dose my alk using the b-ionic 2 part dosing I just got, but do I need to still dose calcium?
     
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    I would dose the alk part only at first to get alk to your desired level and only start doing calcium once it comes back down to 450ish. I would recommend checking calcium and alk every other day if not every day when you first start to make sure your parameters don't get out of wack when you first start.
     
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    I have dosed one part without the other when one is hi without any problems.
     
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    Okay thank you both!
     
  5. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Expert Contributor

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    It is OK to dose one part if calcium is already too high, but if calcium is near or even a tad above where you want it, I'd dose both equally. There are other reasons for dosing both parts than just calcium and alk. :)
     
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