What "liquids" are you currently adding to your reef tank?

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Do you use any type of LIQUID additives, supplements, foods, medicine etc. for you reef aquarium?

  • Yes LIQUID

    Votes: 497 87.3%
  • NO

    Votes: 57 10.0%
  • Yes but not a LIQUID

    Votes: 12 2.1%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 3 0.5%

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jk1824

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Liquids...

Brightwell Reef Code A & B
Microbacter7 (once per week)
Red Sea Coral Colors ABCD
TLF Marine Snow (once per week)
Brightwell Phytochrom (once per week mixed in with reef roids)
Selcon (added to frozen mysis)
 

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My fish pee in he water, does that count?
No I don't think that counts. That's the fish doing the dosing not you! LOL
SeaChem Iodide and regular water changes w quality salt. I used to be a Distributor Sales Rep in the aquatic business and was amazed at all the-unnecessary?- stuff people would add to their tanks, still am!
 

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I chose other because I dose liquid and gel.

I dose esv b-ionic 2 part for alk and cal. It has trace elements and mag as well. This is dose by neptune dos.
I dose Easyreefs EasySPS and EasyBooster. This is also dosed by neptune dos.
I dose Brightwell replenish trace elements by hand about twice a week.
I also dose Polyb Lab polyp booster and Brightwell Coral amino acids by hand when needed.
Last but not least, I dose fluval iodine by hand when needed.
 

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Happy Friday! Let's talk REEFING LIQUIDS!

1. What LIQUID additives, supplements, foods, medicine etc. are you adding to your tank! If it's liquid then list it!

2. What's your favorite "reefing liquid" that you use for your tank and what does it do?

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Not sure how to vote for this. Are you talking about additives excluding dosing calcium, alk and magnesium? If you are then there is nothing I dose beyond these except iodine and potassium. I haven't felt the need to.
 

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KNO3 solution for nitrates (as needed)
Sodium triphosphate solution (as needed)

these type of poll questions should request a tank pic. Would be interesting to identify any common trends or themes of people dosing similar liquids. I’ve always felt most of it is just not worth the expense, but perhaps there are some truly worthwhile things to dose. Plenty of tanks that don’t dose anything and look amazing.
 

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Red Sea blue bucket, then that's the only Red Sea product.... Then I does the full range of products from Reef Essential Quantum. Since moving from Red Sea's stuff I've had wonderful success with a healthy tank, fish and coral. Only other thing is Rowaphos every month and pods added every month.
 

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I use bulk dry Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium that I mix according to the instructions from BRS. I also dose Vibrant on a as-needed basis for difficult algae control
 

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Based on current consumption in the tank, I dose the following....

Brightwell:
Reef Code A - ø12ml/day - dosed in increments 24x/day on the hour
Reef Code B - ø42ml/day - dosed in increments 24x/day on the half hour
Reef BioFuel - 15ml/day
Replenish - 15ml every other day
Coral Amino - 10ml every other day
KoralColor - 5ml every third day
Reef Snow - 15ml twice/week
Phosphate-E - 15ml/day
MicroBacter7 - as needed
MicroBacter Clean - as needed
 
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What's the main reason you take on DIY reefing projects?

  • Save Money

    Votes: 115 34.8%
  • You Like To Make Things

    Votes: 115 34.8%
  • Necessity, you want it a certain way

    Votes: 84 25.5%
  • Time, you need it quick

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  • Other (please explain)

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