Who's dosing what?

Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry' started by capescuba, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    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

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Kalk and whatever my carx melts away


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  3. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    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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  4. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    AF123, Amino acid and monthly water change


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  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    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

    Ibn Supporting Member

    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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  7. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member


    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

    tankguy BOD

    Just alk and mag
     
  9. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Not Calc?
     
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    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

    capescuba Supporting Member

    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

    capescuba Supporting Member

    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

    daddio Supporting Member

    Kalk+2, vinegar, Iodide, Red Sea a/b amino acids
     
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  14. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    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

    daddio Supporting Member

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

    bee505 Guest

    Just water change (1x per week)
     
  17. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    300g reef: Alk (baking soda), CaCl2, Nopox, and Just started dosing red sea colors ABCD.

    93g Softie: nada


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  18. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    the now discontinued Seachem Reef Salt covered that
     
  19. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    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

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Thank you for explaining this on behalf of lazy me


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