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Old 11/09/2017, 11:54 AM   #1
kuzko
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dosing with multiple additives on the same day

Looking for personal experience from people who dose with SeaChem products. Can I dose Reef Trace and either Strontium or Reef Advantage Magnesium on the same day? What about Reef Plus and Iodide on the same day? I know the only thing you aren't supposed to mix is carbonates but even then I know you can dose them on the same day as long as they're done with at least 30 minutes in between. I got confused when seachem recomended dosing reef trace and reef plus on alternate days and I wasn't sure if that was because of mixing chemicals or just to try and get as much "coverage" for the doses as possible. I'm trying to figure out the best schedule, I don't get to dose with Fusion or Trace as much as I would like because I am not sure if I can dose other stuff on the same day as them and I want to make sure I get everything in.


My current schedule goes something like;

Monday: Reef Fusion
Tuesday: Reef Trace
Wednesday: Reef Plus
Thursday: strontium
Friday: Iodide
Saturday: Magnesium
Sunday: Reef Fusion
Monday: Reef Trace
Tuesday: Reef Plus

etc, etc.



As long as I dose at least 4 hours apart - would it be okay to do something like;

Monday: Reef Fusion
Tuesday: Reef Trace - 4 hours - Iodide
Wednesday: Reef Plus - 4 hours - Strontium
Thursday: Reef Fusion
Friday: Reef Trace - 4 hours - magnesium advantage
Saturday: Reef Plus - 4 hours - Strontium
Sunday: Reef Fusion



Ideally I'll get a drip system for magnesium/reef fusions and will be dosing them consistently in drip systems about 30-45 minutes apart but for right now everything is manual dosing in pretty decent quantities.


Thank you for any help


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Old 11/09/2017, 04:10 PM   #2
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Personally, I would avoid dosing those products, but dosing a couple at the same time should be fine if the doses are in line with the instructions for the products. They all could be dosed at the same time without issue unless you're making large doses to fix a problem like a very low magnesium level. There are article on iodine, strontium, and magnesium, for more information:

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/mar2003/chem.htm
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/nov2003/chem.htm
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/oct2003/chem.htm


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