Your reef uses how much Calcium & Alkalnity daily and it's stocked how much?

BRS

Would you consider your tank to have a heavily, moderately or lightly stocked coral bio-load?

  • Heavy Coral Load

    Votes: 106 21.3%
  • Moderate Coral Load

    Votes: 187 37.6%
  • Light Coral Load

    Votes: 192 38.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 13 2.6%

  • Total voters
    498

Arcite

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Apr 10, 2021
Messages
203
Reaction score
213
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Tampa
1. How many milliliters of Calcium and Alkalinity are you dosing per day?
0
2. Would you consider your tank to have a heavily, moderately or lightly stocked coral bio-load?
Lightly-stocked
3. What types of corals dominate your reef tank? SPS, LPS, Soft etc?
Soft, I have 13 Zoa frags and 2 Toadstools.

---

I don't plan to dose anything until after I get SPS and only then if the tank "asks" for it. I'm sure by the time I add LPS, I'll need to dose something.
 

JayinToronto

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 1, 2019
Messages
194
Reaction score
151
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Toronto, Ontario
Large system (310 gallon DT)

Outside of one large Monti mostly starting out with frags again after a bad dino outbreak basically killed everything.

Dose B-ionic 2 part.
Currently at 150ml / day of each. Agree with @Uncle99 that a consistent unit of measurement should be used here, but I'm not sure what the ppm would be as unsure of the concentrations in the ESV products.
 

90's reefer

Fight the Good Fight
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 10, 2018
Messages
4,892
Reaction score
8,576
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
NorCal
90% sps
14 fish
120 medium/heavy.
Unknown alk/ca consumption.
Carx 7 dkh.
Ca 420
Mag 1350
65 drips per minute.
70mlm effluent.
No ph meter or controller.
Manmade media.
Dose esv trace @ 6ml
20210206_184753.jpg


75%sps
3 fish
45 frag system light/medium
Dosing ESV @ 14ml 1&2
Dose Ez trace @ 3ml
Alk 7
Ca 420
Mag 1350
20210428_145250.jpg
 
Last edited:

Acon

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 6, 2020
Messages
20
Reaction score
10
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
I have a moderately stocked Red Sea Reefer XL525 (~130 total gallon) with 65% LPS and 35% SPS. I dose using the Tropic Marin Balling system (Parts A, B, and C). After 9 months I have settled in at 165 ml/day for each part. Ca ~438, Alk ~8.9-9.0
 

damselindistress

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 9, 2017
Messages
437
Reaction score
658
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Knoxville
I have a 60 gal mixed reef and dose 20 ml of AFR daily by hand but alk consumption is high for some reason so I dose Brightwell part B 25 ml in addition on a doser. I dose Brightwell calcium and mag as needed, according to test results, to supplement the AFR.

I would be very interested in anyone's feedback on why the AFR manages the calc/mag needs but the alk can't keep up - what would that be an indication of?
 

RickSanford

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jan 3, 2020
Messages
70
Reaction score
115
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Woodland Park
150g display

1. How many milliliters of Calcium and Alkalinity are you dosing per day?

12ml Calcium / 28.2ml Alkalinity

2. Would you consider your tank to have a heavily, moderately or lightly stocked coral bio-load?


Moderately

3. What types of corals dominate your reef tank? SPS, LPS, Soft etc?


Mix of SPS, LPS and soft
 

dvgyfresh

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Messages
1,643
Reaction score
2,884
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Los Angeles
40g display and 20g sump, Sump has caulerpa , chaeto, red ogo and dragons breath. In my DT it is mostly anemones with soft coral / some LPS so I dose calcium mostly for the caulerpa /lps just a capful every two days or so and keeps calcium 420-440. For alkalinity I actually use purple tech , it increases both Calc and alk and helps coraline grow
 

Attachments

  • 08A52583-9C05-4E79-A3BD-6B1DEE0977D9.jpeg
    08A52583-9C05-4E79-A3BD-6B1DEE0977D9.jpeg
    173.5 KB · Views: 24

Cliff717

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 2, 2015
Messages
193
Reaction score
213
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Ontario canada
Approximately 300 gallons of water. 220 gallon main display. I use approximately 140 of each calcium and alkalinity per day
 

Attachments

  • 18A5DD15-5F77-4C12-8027-1DBBA5DB4A68.png
    18A5DD15-5F77-4C12-8027-1DBBA5DB4A68.png
    1,018.9 KB · Views: 36
  • A111C145-78ED-4B06-A8CE-1B31F00AA680.png
    A111C145-78ED-4B06-A8CE-1B31F00AA680.png
    365 KB · Views: 35

McPuff

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 11, 2018
Messages
1,006
Reaction score
1,086
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Plymouth, MI
300 gal display (sps) with 75 gal lagoon (lps softies) and I'm probably sitting around 300 total gallons. Use a calcium reactor and would say I have moderate stocking right now since the colonies are fairly small (much smaller than a year ago!). I run my reactor with a "wide open" flow and the pH is around 6.75... recently moved up to the GEO624 (from the 618) so that has helped a bit. I try to maintain ALK at 8, Ca is at 430 and Mg about 1350ish.
 

rusty hannon

Well-Known Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 13, 2019
Messages
623
Reaction score
509
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
I was dosing my 20g nano yesterday and started wondering how many milliliters of Calcium and Alkalinity everyone else was dosing in their reefs. Now I know that the amount these are consumed will vary based on many factors including but not limited to the coral bio-load within the reef system. That being said I thought it would be fun to compare notes so let's talk about it today!

I need you to answer all of these questions.

1. How many milliliters of Calcium and Alkalinity are you dosing per day?

2. Would you consider your tank to have a heavily, moderately or lightly stocked coral bio-load?

3. What types of corals dominate your reef tank? SPS, LPS, Soft etc?



courtesy of @Marco A. Martins
r2rmarcoAmartins55.jpg
Your tank n reef r beautiful.
 

Billdogg

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jun 3, 2017
Messages
2,004
Reaction score
2,945
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Grove City, Ohio
I'm gonna go with moderately heavy 120g DT/40b sump, 70% SPS/30% LPS and a fairly large Maxima. I use BRS 1.1ml dosers , probably about 80ml each of BRS Ca and Alk.

Mag gets replenished using IORC although I do check it occasionally - usually the only time I test is right before and after water changes, about every 6 weeks.

jkAjDYrl.jpg


sLFbH7rl.jpg
 

Mothys mixed reef

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 31, 2020
Messages
11
Reaction score
118
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
wrexham North Wales uk
Hi even heavier stocked mix reef from the photo ,now adding more sps , want be long before I do a 3 island aqua scape I dose Red Sea ABC liquid Alk -26ml, Calc - 9ml, and Mag-2ml . Peramiters are Alk -7.9 Cal-415 Mag-1440.phos 0.021 & Nit-3
 

Attachments

  • 217F7147-1625-490A-A710-BBED1528FA68.jpeg
    217F7147-1625-490A-A710-BBED1528FA68.jpeg
    248.7 KB · Views: 24

LDog74

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 27, 2019
Messages
211
Reaction score
248
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Encinitas, CA
240 gallon total volume
ALK 7.6-7.85
CA 420-440
MG 1380-1400
PH 8.3-8.5

99% SPS 54 total
Dosing 425ml of ESV Bionic ALK daily over 24 hours via DOS
Dosing 425ml of ESV Bionic CA daily over 24 hours via DOS
total 850ml.
Dosing ESV MG by hand as needed to keep within parameters. Usually once a week.

Change 2.5 gallons of water per night via auto DOS with natural seawater.

Looking into switching over to calcium reactor. Deltec CRTT 1500

20AC8E1E-7DCF-42D0-AF23-F0AB9CA3024C.jpeg 57EADCC4-73BA-4756-860A-FCEF3230AD81.jpeg
 

BluTang85

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 3, 2018
Messages
2,316
Reaction score
4,082
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Michigan
My mixed reef is a 4ft 120 gallon system.

ALK uses 80 ML per day and it stays around 8.56

Cal uses 62 ML per day and stays around 417

Coraline algae is booming and sps are growing really good.
020810A4-84B6-4F1F-BE39-5FEE593209DD.jpeg
 

gatohoser

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 11, 2018
Messages
444
Reaction score
239
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Monterey, California
1. How many milliliters of Calcium and Alkalinity are you dosing per day?
50 mL of each
2. Would you consider your tank to have a heavily, moderately or lightly stocked coral bio-load?
heavily stocked
3. What types of corals dominate your reef tank? SPS, LPS, Soft etc?
mostly SPS some being small colonies but also a fair bit of lps and softies

25g shallow lagoon with 25g sump. 35g water volume.
0CEE3447-BB7F-4E1B-A7FC-4B2BFC98B64F.jpeg
F5FE683B-A4CD-421E-84AC-0A006A1A3FEF.jpeg
 
BRS

Do you have a build thread or tank journal here on R2R?

  • YES and I keep it updated

    Votes: 106 42.1%
  • YES but I don't keep it updated

    Votes: 46 18.3%
  • NO but I want to create one

    Votes: 68 27.0%
  • NO not interested in starting a build thread or journal

    Votes: 22 8.7%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 10 4.0%
Bulk Reef Supply
Top