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Reeferparty
06/04/2017, 12:58 AM
Tank is finally ready for me to keep sps'! So I've been acquiring some over the past month and since then, I haven't been able it haven't been able to keep up with my dosing for some reason. I'm up to 98.5ml per day dosed every hour for 24 hours. It seems to be on the higher end and yet my Alk is still dropping. No precipitation can be seen and very minimal coralline algae. Just looking to get an idea of how much everyone is dosing. Thanks.


Tank specs:
Red Sea Reefer 350 91gal system
After displacement ~85gal

Desired parameters:
Alk -8.5
Ca -420
Mg -1360-1400

Last tested:
Alk -7.6 Hanna
Ca -385 Red Sea
Mg -1360 Red Sea
Po4 -.06 Hanna ULR
No3 -5-10 Red Sea

Lighting:
-(2) radion xr30w pro gen 4
-(1) kessil ap700

Flow:
-(2) mp40s
-(1) mp10
-(1) jebao cp-40


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scuzy
06/04/2017, 01:54 AM
At that rate it looks like you need a calcium Rx


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w3bbo
06/04/2017, 03:41 AM
Dosing 210ml of Carbonate, 100ml of Calcium chloride and 50ml of Magnesium chloride into a 4x2x2.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/webbo10/DSC_0344_zpswclh00i6.jpg

Reeferparty
06/04/2017, 03:49 AM
Dosing 210ml of Carbonate, 100ml of Calcium chloride and 50ml of Magnesium chloride into a 4x2x2.



Hm I'm a little less than half of your dose but nowhere near the amount of grown out colonies you have.


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markalot
06/04/2017, 06:23 AM
Saturated Kalk on a timed topoff (for consistent dosing) plus 75ml each part C-Balance daily.

This is a narrow/tall 150 gallons with probably near 150 gallons water subtracting for rocks but adding the sump volume back in.

http://i.imgur.com/dflSJDXh.jpg

Psirex
06/07/2017, 12:50 PM
Dosing 210ml of Carbonate, 100ml of Calcium chloride and 50ml of Magnesium chloride into a 4x2x2.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/webbo10/DSC_0344_zpswclh00i6.jpg
On a daily basis?😲

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Pife
06/07/2017, 02:02 PM
Saturated Kalk on a timed topoff (for consistent dosing) plus 75ml each part C-Balance daily.

This is a narrow/tall 150 gallons with probably near 150 gallons water subtracting for rocks but adding the sump volume back in.

http://i.imgur.com/dflSJDXh.jpg

I bought a kalk reactor to do this at night to help with ph. Any tips to getting it started?

w3bbo
06/07/2017, 03:28 PM
On a daily basis?😲

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Yup.

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markalot
06/08/2017, 03:11 PM
I bought a kalk reactor to do this at night to help with ph. Any tips to getting it started?

I avoided the reactor as I don't get how to add a significant amount of Kalk without altering topoff. I suppose if you use floats it will compensate but I dislike floats.

Pife
06/08/2017, 04:36 PM
I avoided the reactor as I don't get how to add a significant amount of Kalk without altering topoff. I suppose if you use floats it will compensate but I dislike floats.

I'm thinking I just need to put an aqualifter on a timed outlet of apex and start there.

markalot
06/09/2017, 01:38 PM
I'm thinking I just need to put an aqualifter on a timed outlet of apex and start there.

AquaLifter can be very random as far as flow. I bought one of those topoff peristaltic type pumps from BRS and it's worked great ever since.

scuzy
06/09/2017, 01:50 PM
Spectrapure makes a great stand alone peristaltic pump.


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Pife
06/09/2017, 03:05 PM
AquaLifter can be very random as far as flow. I bought one of those topoff peristaltic type pumps from BRS and it's worked great ever since.

Could you pm me a link please.