View Full Version : Problem with dosing b-ionic

06/23/2013, 10:20 PM
I have 180 gal total water volume.

I have 20-25 sps frags that are growing and encrusting however, the grow has been very slow.

Nitrate is at 0-2ppm and phosphate 0.03.

I keep my calcium at 480 and alk at 10.

My daily dosing for part 1 and 2 of b-ionic is 20ml of each.

20ml seems kinda low since esv recommends 1ml per every 4 gallon which should be around 45ml.

I test the alk and ca with epi test kits.

Should I worry or is it right?

06/24/2013, 07:05 AM
thats kind of low too me. i use 20-25 in my 72g tank. but it all depends on how fast your tank sucks it up and how stable your parameters are. the growth of your frags may depend on alot of others things beyond the 2 part.

the smaller the frags the slower the growth. the bigger it gets the faster it grows from what i have seen in my tank. had a few that grew really slow as frags but now that they have gotten bigger, they grow pretty fast.

06/24/2013, 08:58 AM
20 ml is very low for that size tank, but the tank might not be consuming much. I'd get a second opinion on the test kit, given that testing issues are a fairly common problem, but I wouldn't worry much.