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Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry by Randy Holmes-Farley' started by john.m.cole3, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. john.m.cole3

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    does anyone have any experience with these additives? I ordered the basic 3 and was wondering if the other 5 elements (manganese, iodide, strontium. potassium, and one more I can't recall) are necessary. thank you!
     
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    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    I do not believe that strontium or iodine are useful additives in a typical reef tank.

    Manganese may have been depleted in my tank and may have been a useful additive, although i didn't add it.

    Potassium never depleted in my system, but if it does, supplementing it is desirable.
     
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    Bananas are an excellent source of potassium.
     
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    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    So are avacados and potato chips, but I would not recommend feeding any to a reef tank. :D
     
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    twilliard I am still alive! 1 summer course in action R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad

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    I like seeing Randy in a funny mood! Can't be serious ALL of the time ;)
     
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    I'll just stick with the big 3. @twilliard I finally broke down and got a doser man. Not as cool as yours, but I hope it works. My paramedic friend was so envious of the PLUM XL3 when I had it.
     
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    What doser did you get?
    I never got around to bringing more units in with school going on.
     
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    Moorish Idols like them.
     
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    It's the cheapo jebao one.
     
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    The one that you are missing is bromide
     
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    They threw in some freebies

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    I have been using reefgrow supplements for somewhere around 1.5 years and I have been running their led's for about the same time. I started using their salt last year the week after Reefapalooza Orlando.
    I dose the main 3 daily automatically and once a week I dose bromide, manganese and iron. Not a lot or even close to a single daily recommended dose.
    Once in a great while I dose a few ml's of iodide.
    No real evidence but what I think I see from manganese is a slight increase in tip color intensity. Strawberry shortcake to me seems to be a good indicator for this.
    Bromide appears to make some fleshy corals like acan puff up at least larger than when I do not dose. Ricordea that were slowly shrinking are more puffy and have been multiplying. Seems do to bromide but I am not a scientist and cannot prove it.
    Iron can be a growth limiter from some articles I have read so I figured I would try it. I use 2 ml a week and have not experienced any new algea growth so I keep doing it. Not sure I see positive effects but I don't see any negative. My stony corals growth is accelerating since I have been using iron for maybe the last 5 to 6 months but I am testing and maintaining my alk almost daily right now and I have been turning my lights up. Who knows what is doing it? 20161224_144355.jpg
     
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