View Full Version : Dosing components 1 2 3, will it push my Mg higher ?

11/15/2016, 10:28 AM
I've been using the Probio reef salt for a few months now and am generally pleased with the results. Params are as follows:
No3 = 2
Po4 = 0.008
Ca = 435
Alk = 7.1
K = 410
Mg = 1410

I want to move from Fauna Marin balling lite across to components 1 2 3.

My concern is my Mg is slightly higher than I would like, I'm not buffering this, it's purely this level from water changes.

If I start 1 2 3 is the Mg likely to rise further as I understand you have to dose equal amounts ?

Also when I start to dose what would be a good starting amount per 100 lts ?

Thanks in advance

11/15/2016, 02:41 PM
If you choose to mix your own recipe for Component 123, you will have more flexibility as you can adjust the recipe to tailor your needs. The premix will be challenging, as the mag and ca are formulated in the same bottle, component 1 of the 123 system. I would start with a similar dose to that of which you currently use, then dial it in by measuring alk each day until there is no change from one day to the next. All components are intended to dose in equal amounts. Cheers

11/16/2016, 05:35 AM
Thanks for the reply - I was planning to mix my own.
Could I just omit the Mag from my mix as water changes alone seem to be keeping it high anyway ?

11/16/2016, 01:53 PM
Sure you could, or you could add 1/2 the amount necessary.