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  1. Default Keeping Cal, ALK, Mag stable


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    good day to everyone,

    just curious to see what everyone regiment for keeping these stable.

    I'm dosing two part half dosage everyday, kinda looking for a better way to do things.

    Thanks
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

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    I dose twice daily for dKH, Cal and weekly for Mag. This keeps all of my levels nice a stable now that my tank has matured. I have never been able to use those two part dosing supplements as my set-ups have always seam to use dKH and Cal at different rates which will not allow me to use a two part system.

    Small and more frequent doses are certainly the way to go.
    Last edited by Cliff; 01-08-2013 at 11:04 AM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    With my past setups I use bulkreef supply kit. I would dose as needed or when I got around to it. The new setup I plan to track how much the tank uses and create an automatic dosing system. I still will have to keep track of parameters but should stay stable unless something malfunctions.
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    I dose manually daily - most definitely not what I would recommend as a "better way to do things" lol. But it suits my low-tech no-gizmo system.

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    Currently I use kalkwasser in my auto top off (two tablespoons per 2gal of RO/DI water) to keep up with calcium consumption in my reef tank; I have lots of stony corals.

    I add sodium bicarbonate two or three times a week to replenish carbonates and keep alkalinity levels up.

    My mg levels seem to hold steady 1200-1350 range between water changes, though every now and then I'll have to add magnesium if I go too long between water changes. When using different salt mixes, mg would sometimes have to be boosted up.
    Last edited by kaybee; 01-09-2013 at 03:33 AM.
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    Ill start a 7 day continuous test cycle to see how much I have to add daily.

    Is there a chart to see what cal level matches alk ? I know 380-420 should be dkh 6-11.

    Right now my levels are 420,7,1280
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

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    The calculator I use for everthing is

    http://reef.diesyst.com/flashcalc/flashcalc.html
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpimichael02
    Ill start a 7 day continuous test cycle to see how much I have to add daily.

    Is there a chart to see what cal level matches alk ? I know 380-420 should be dkh 6-11.

    Right now my levels are 420,7,1280
    The low end of those levels are not exactly the best. Ocean water has a Cal of 410 ppm and a dKH of 7.0. I would use that as the minimum.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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