Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry by Randy Holmes-Farley' started by Randy Holmes-Farley, Sep 19, 2014.
I'd would replace 1-2% of the tank water daily. Salinity would reach 35 ppt (sg = 1.0264) from 40 ppt in 1 or 2 weeks that way.
I list many of them here:
I'd just be sure they are among the newer ones.
when I changed my aquascape it caused my nitrates to spike to 75ppm. I dosed nopox and it's now down to 10ppm, phosphates are at .03. How low should I take nitrates?
I'd aim for very roughly 2 ppm.
@Randy Holmes-Farley can you please give me a quick pointer on the sequence of dosing Mg, Alk, Ca & Carbon (NoPox)?
From memory (it's been few months since I dose), the sequence is:
Also, from memory, it's good to dose Carbon (NoPox) at night time when the light is off?
Is there good time to dose Mg, Alk & Ca or anytime is good time as long as the sequence is followed?
I would dose organic carbon in the early part of the light cycle because it consumes O2 and reduces pH. I dosed my organics by dosing pump over most of the lit day, heave on the late AM to early afternoon.
Order of the others does not matter unless magnesium is very low, in which case I'd bring it up first.
Space out the alk by at least a few minutes from calcium or magnesium so it spreads out before encountering a concentrated cloud of the others.
Dear @Randy Holmes-Farley with your permission, authorization and in your name, of corse, I would like to translate your article for the Spanish language and post it on my blog for marine aquarists of Costa Rica. I will share with you the translation and link if you agree.
Please do but as you said credit Randy and Reef2Reef with a link to the original article here! Thanks!
Awesome article Randy, many thanks and kind regards,
Randy great Read and thank you for writing this n me finding it lol..
This is perfect , one think vhot is the best time to measure morning , midd afternoon or evening .
You can measure parameters any time you want. A few such as pH and O2 and ORP change by time of day and you need to take that into account in how you interpret it. Most just drop from one dose to the next.
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