Changing from Aquaforest Balling to Tropic Marin Balling

https://www.triton.de/en/

AustinPH

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 23, 2019
Messages
8
Reaction score
4
I don't like all of the plastic that comes with the Aquaforest Balling kits and my wife has been pushing our household to use less plastic container so i want to start mixing my own using the original Tropic Marin powders. Technically they should both be the same chemicals, so do i need a transition period? And if so what would be the best way to do that? TIA
 
BRS

Zach W

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 20, 2018
Messages
612
Reaction score
1,937
Any reason not to just make your own aquaforest solutions? Only the premade solutions come in the big jugs.
 

doodledreads

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 6, 2017
Messages
488
Reaction score
532
Location
South Charlotte
What about Tropic Marin All for Reef? You can make it yourself, I need to find one of my posts where I was given a recipe. I recently moved from AF 123 to All for Reef and I quite like the simplicity.
 
Lazys Coral House

Lou Ekus

Tropic Marin USA
View Badges
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
Messages
292
Reaction score
395
Thanks, just the info i was looking for.
It is important to note, that the Aquaforest Balling solutions are "based on the Ballling Method", but are significantly different than the true Balling Method that Tropic Marin makes. There are some functional differences that should be taken into consideration when switching from one to the other. These differences are mostly in relation to trace element and magnesium supplementation. With the true Balling Method, Mg and trace elements need to be supplemented separately from the Balling Parts A,B and C. In the Aquaforest version, the company claims that supplementation of those trace elements and Mg are included in their parts A, B and C.
 
Orphek OR3 reef aquarium LED lighting
OP
A

AustinPH

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 23, 2019
Messages
8
Reaction score
4
Great reply thanks!

Since i am changing because i don't like the plastic waste of the Aquaforest. You are saying i should also get a MG and trace element supplement, sticking with the Tropic Marin brand what would you suggest just the 'Bio-Magnesium' or should i get something else as well?
 

Lou Ekus

Tropic Marin USA
View Badges
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
Messages
292
Reaction score
395
Great reply thanks!

Since i am changing because i don't like the plastic waste of the Aquaforest. You are saying i should also get a MG and trace element supplement, sticking with the Tropic Marin brand what would you suggest just the 'Bio-Magnesium' or should i get something else as well?
If you want to stick with the Tropic Marin product line, then you would get the Bio-Magnesium for your Mg supplementation. That Mg you would dose separately from the Balling. For the trace elements, you would get the Tropic Marin Trace A and Trace K. You can add the Trace K to the Balling A solution. And you can add the Trace A to the Balling B solution.
 
https://www.triton.de/en/

What are you most excited to read about in our REEF OF THE MONTH articles?

  • I love reading about reef equipment!

    Votes: 15 6.1%
  • For me, it's all about the CORALS!!

    Votes: 26 10.6%
  • Seeing and reading about cool fish that I wish I could keep!

    Votes: 5 2.0%
  • Looking for neat innovations and creative solutions they're using!

    Votes: 48 19.5%
  • Looking mostly for stuff I can try on my tank!

    Votes: 21 8.5%
  • Are you kidding?? I'm excited about ALL OF IT!!

    Votes: 131 53.3%

Online statistics

Members online
714
Guests online
3,325
Total visitors
4,039
AAF
Top