Battlecorals Snipes Blue Discussion Thread

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  1. MTBake

    MTBake Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Most likely through unethical means;)

    I'm dosing peroxide twice a day. 1.5ml per 10 gallons. About 1 hour after lights out and again about 4 hours before the lights come on.

    I also dose Vibrant every night at the same time as the peroxide. Following the dosage amount on the bottle.

    Finally, I'm maintaining my nitrates between 2 and 5ppm, and po4 between .05 and .1ppm through dosing as well. This dosing is done 3 times per day to maintain levels. 1ppm of no3 and .03ppm of po4 is dosed each time.

    I tried each method individually and did not see results. I gave each method 8 weeks to make an effect before moving on the next. No single method made lasting results. So, I decided to combine them all and it seems to be working so far(knock on wood, again)

    All dosing is currently done manually. It's kinda tedious and I can't wait to get my doser up and running to take away some of the work. That should be tomorrow if all goes well.

    One last thing to add, dinos suck!!!
     

  2. ncaldwell

    ncaldwell Active Member

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    I only got rid of dinos as long as I dont have sand. Tried everything including what you are doing over 2 years. Took the sand out and gone in a week. I tried putting sand in once and i had a massive outbreak within 2 days
     
  3. thaveteran

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    New fixture up but without the canopy the tank seems dimmer. 0E9C1FC7-2199-4A4E-94EE-9CCC37D39A9B.jpeg
     
  4. Mrx7899

    Mrx7899 Well-Known Member

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    Nice
     
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  5. bubbaque

    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking good!
     
  6. Mrx7899

    Mrx7899 Well-Known Member

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    I put a kalk stirrer on my tank thinking it would lower my 2 part dose a little bit. I was wrong the kalk stirrer increased my ph to 8.4 during the day and 8.2 at night. My dosing went from 155 mls which kept it around 8 now I am to dosing 165 mls which keeps it at 7.3. I ll probably end up being around 175 mls to get it back to 8 where I like it. Kalk is working better then my co2 scrubber my ph was only 8.2 during the day and around 8 at night. The stirrer has been on the tank for about 2 weeks.
     
  7. Codym808

    Codym808 Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Sounds like the higher pH is increasing your growth rate!
     
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