Trace Elements

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Wlachnit, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    I've never dosed trace elements before and am wondering if it is worth doing? For those of you dosing either now or in the past, did you notice a difference with your SPS?
     
  2. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    With acropower I just noticed more polyp extensions. Not much color enhancement so far.
     
  3. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I dose acropower because my tank is low nutrient. I have better PE and coloration.


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  4. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    More PE with Acros only or with other SPS as well?
     
  5. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Though acropower is not a trace element supplement. That's just amino acids. Though the two that replied (and now me, starting this morning) have calcium reactors that supply trace elements.


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  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I also dose trace elements with Red Sea Colors.


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  7. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    I use a calcium reactor to dose my trace elements and supplement Iodine (2 drops) twice a week.
     
  8. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    I use fuel and see good color and polyp extension
     
  9. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    How much AcroPower are you guys dosing?


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  10. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    5ml a day
     
  11. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Good point about Ca reactor. I use 2 part, so don't get that benefit that a reactor provides.
     
  12. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    I am too 5mL a day with Arco-Power
     
  13. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Do I need iodine?
     
  14. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Iodine would be included in most NSW mixes I would imagine. Not sure if it's is "needed" but I add some Jod complex from zeovit once in awhile, which include inorganic and organic iodine.


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  15. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    I never dose iodine but if you add it as a supplement you'll need very little. Back when I did use it I think it was 1 drop per 100 gallons. I might be off but it's something like that
     
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    No
     
  17. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    No it is not need, but it is one of the trace elements that a Ca reactor can not give you. I test bi-weekly and keep the levels at 0.06

    I dose it for my shrimp and clams


    Here is the dosage instructions:

    Determine the iodine concentration in the aquarium using an accurate test kit before supplementing. Each ml of Brightwell Aquatics Lugol’s will increase the concentration of iodine (“”) in 1 US-gallon (3.785 L) of water by 34 ppm, or approximately 1.7 ppm per drop. Add this product at the maximum dosage of 1 drop (1/20th ml) per 35 US-gallons daily to maintain a concentration of 0.05 ppm. Always try to maintain the within a range of +/-0.02 ppm. Determine the required daily dosing rate (recommended to weekly dosing) by measuring the aquarium's at the same time each day over a one- to two-week period. Estimate the volume of water in the entire aquarium system; divide the daily decrease in by 1.7; multiply this number by the volume of water in the system to get the daily dosage required (drops) to maintain a stable .
     

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