Who's dosing what?

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  1. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

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    Looking to get a good list of what folks are dosing regularly.

    I'm going to be doing Kalk +2 with my RO top off, but interested in the "usual suspects" that others are doing.
     
  2. scuzy

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    Kalk and whatever my carx melts away


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  3. kinetic

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    Nothing yet, but I purchased Aquaforest Component 1+ 2+ 3+ on the black friday deals and have been using 2+ to get my Alk back up to 8 dKH.

    My chaeto isn't growing, but I have plenty of phosphates now (0.06ppm), so I'm thinking of dosing Iron.
     
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    AF123, Amino acid and monthly water change


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  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Was tempted at the Vertex calcium reactor as BRS had it at doorbuster pricing ($150 off), but according to it's specs it's only good for 120g for SPS dominant which IMO doesn't seem like enough for me. Plus I don't need to start the pile of junk before the tank gets water in it!

    So currently Kalk and that's it.
     
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  6. Ibn

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    Yeah, that Ca Rx was tempting as hell, but opted out of it just due to the reviews on it.

    Was dosing 3 part, but just cut Mg since it's barely being dosed. I'm tracking if weekly water changes is enough to replenish it. So right, now, BRS Ca and Alk, with Reef A/B for the aminos.
     
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    The ratings are wrong cause it depends on how often you need to replenish the media. When I had it it barely budged in my 210. You'll need to pack it with spa to the max.


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  8. tankguy

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    Just alk and mag
     
  9. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Not Calc?
     
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Well yeah I realize that, if you have very little calcium/alk uptake obviously it'll last longer. It has two ratings, one for a 240g (I think) the one I quoted was for an SPS dominant tank. Now what exactly that means? Like those walls o' acro tanks you see?
     
  11. capescuba

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    What are these and why do you dose them??

    I went to the aquaforest web site, which I am guessing is AF123 but no joy ...
     
  12. capescuba

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    So I just read that you only need to add Amino Acid if you are not really feeding your tank so much, guessing you run a pretty lean system @ashburn2k ?
     
  13. daddio

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    Kalk+2, vinegar, Iodide, Red Sea a/b amino acids
     
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    In the past, I tried all sorts of things. Never really helped.

    Now:
    Vinegar + Alk (baking soda) + Ca (diy bulk) + auto-water-exchange + Mg (via water exchange).
    The salt water is standard IO with added Mg.
     
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  15. daddio

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    How much vinegar does your tank get per day?
     
  16. bee505

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    Just water change (1x per week)
     
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    300g reef: Alk (baking soda), CaCl2, Nopox, and Just started dosing red sea colors ABCD.

    93g Softie: nada


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    the now discontinued Seachem Reef Salt covered that
     
  19. kinetic

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    I think he means Aquaforest component 1+, 2+, 3+ bundle (Ca, Alk, Mg). I've seen his photos of his dosing containers ;)
     
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  20. ashburn2k

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    Thank you for explaining this on behalf of lazy me


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