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Old 05/04/2016, 10:50 PM   #76
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So like the original method. When using 1,2 and 3 in equal parts for example 50ml of each for a total of 150ml. Do you need to the remove 150ml of tank water to keep the salinity in check?


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Old 05/05/2016, 04:06 AM   #77
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Aquaforest Rep question please:

I'm using Component ABC, recommended dose divided into daily amount fed via doser - dosing 1ml/day (7ml/week) above recommended level.

I'm still having to add 4ml/day of iodide(Aquavitro) to maintain a 0.04-0.06 reading.
This makes me think the others elements are perhaps being dosed to low also.

To properly set correct dosing of ABC would iodide be a ok canary to use?
eg: raise amount i am dosing until the ABC alone gives me a more consistent 0.04-0.06 Iodide reading?

For Salt + Alk/Ca/Mg i'm using Aquavitro line,No AF agents down here & the salt is too heavy/expensive to import.



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Old 05/05/2016, 06:46 AM   #78
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Aquaforest Rep question please:

I'm using Component ABC, recommended dose divided into daily amount fed via doser - dosing 1ml/day (7ml/week) above recommended level.

I'm still having to add 4ml/day of iodide(Aquavitro) to maintain a 0.04-0.06 reading.
This makes me think the others elements are perhaps being dosed to low also.

To properly set correct dosing of ABC would iodide be a ok canary to use?
eg: raise amount i am dosing until the ABC alone gives me a more consistent 0.04-0.06 Iodide reading?

For Salt + Alk/Ca/Mg i'm using Aquavitro line,No AF agents down here & the salt is too heavy/expensive to import.
Just to add to that my Strontium also comes in low @ 0.90 meq/L
Use salifert tests for both that & I2


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Old 05/05/2016, 07:04 AM   #79
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So like the original method. When using 1,2 and 3 in equal parts for example 50ml of each for a total of 150ml. Do you need to the remove 150ml of tank water to keep the salinity in check?
No. Do not remove water. This is not rising salinity.


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Old 05/05/2016, 07:32 AM   #80
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Aquaforest Rep question please:

I'm using Component ABC, recommended dose divided into daily amount fed via doser - dosing 1ml/day (7ml/week) above recommended level.

I'm still having to add 4ml/day of iodide(Aquavitro) to maintain a 0.04-0.06 reading.
This makes me think the others elements are perhaps being dosed to low also.

To properly set correct dosing of ABC would iodide be a ok canary to use?
eg: raise amount i am dosing until the ABC alone gives me a more consistent 0.04-0.06 Iodide reading?

For Salt + Alk/Ca/Mg i'm using Aquavitro line,No AF agents down here & the salt is too heavy/expensive to import.
Hello,
Component C contains iodine also so be careful to not overdose with another products.
You Can rise any micro by ComponentABC.

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Old 05/05/2016, 09:40 AM   #81
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Component C contains iodine also so be careful to not overdose with another products.
You Can rise any micro by ComponentABC.

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Ok Thanks...i'm going to slowly lift all components up till i get to happy I2 levels using that as the key indicator as i can test for it......Think i'm going to end up close to double recommended dosage doing this but will give it shot


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Old 05/06/2016, 03:21 PM   #82
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When mixing my own component1+ with calcium, magnesium, and components a and v. It does not mix clear. Is this correct? Should it be stirred regularly to prevent any settling?


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When mixing my own component1+ with calcium, magnesium, and components a and v. It does not mix clear. Is this correct? Should it be stirred regularly to prevent any settling?
Calcium+ Magnesium and Strong A and B?
That dust inside is probably is Iron - From time to time We recommend to mix containers.

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Yes sorry I meant strong a and b.
The container of pre mixed component 1+ I purchased was also cloudy. Like a little milky white and it does seem to settle on the bottom of my dosing container. Is this not normal?


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You can use this Container - do not be afraid.
You Can mix from time to time.


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Old 05/09/2016, 09:09 AM   #86
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As You Can see in our Guide

There is few ways to dose Macro and Micro:





1 - Ca Plus, KH Plus, MG Plus (macro) + Component A, Component B, Component C(micro)
2 - Calcium, Magnesium, KH Buffer, Reef Mineral Salt ( Macro) + Components Strong (micro)
3- Calcium, Magnesium, KH Buffer, Reef Mineral Salt ( Macro) + Kalium, Iodum, Fluorine, Iron, Strontium, Micro E (micro)
4 - Component 1+2+3+

Every ways working the same - but Aquarist should find comfortable products for self


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What about people using Calcium reactors?

My tank has very low nutrients, and I have been dealing with pale acros and slow growth. I recently started dosing potassium nitrate to raise nitrates to a detectable level. It has helped some, but not 100%. I am interested in trying your products, but what should I be dosing since I already have stable alk/Ca/Mag?

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Old 05/09/2016, 01:37 PM   #87
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This depends on magnesium, are you buffering or running zeomag?

Either way, I would choose option 1, or option 3, depending on your parameters and how you prefer to dose.


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Old 05/09/2016, 01:50 PM   #88
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This depends on magnesium, are you buffering or running zeomag?

Either way, I would choose option 1, or option 3, depending on your parameters and how you prefer to dose.


I'm running zeomag in my reactor, but i find that if I go too long between water changes, I will manually dose mag. But it's not a weekly thing.


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Old 05/10/2016, 04:42 PM   #89
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Looks to me like trace supplementation is the way to go. I think a,b,c probably wise choice. If you like more control, option 3.


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Is anyone using this 3 part on a 65 sps lps if so how much are you dosing I'm trying to figure out if this is worth doing


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Is anyone using this 3 part on a 65 sps lps if so how much are you dosing I'm trying to figure out if this is worth doing


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I am currently using 200ml per day on my 120 gallon all sps tank. So if a mature tank, somewhere around 1/2 I suppose


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I have a 275 which I am just starting to add coral to. Currently I have 3 hard coral frags and will add more in time. I am using the bacteria products and looking at the most cost effective way of dosing Calcium Alk and Mag? I suspect I will not be dosing alot to start. I have a 3 head doser to use... What do you recommend? I dose nothing at the moment as just adding coral as it was fish only before.


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I have a 275 which I am just starting to add coral to. Currently I have 3 hard coral frags and will add more in time. I am using the bacteria products and looking at the most cost effective way of dosing Calcium Alk and Mag? I suspect I will not be dosing alot to start. I have a 3 head doser to use... What do you recommend? I dose nothing at the moment as just adding coral as it was fish only before.
Depending on the size of the corals water changes may be enough until you are fairly stocked and the corals are growing. Is that a 275 gallons, or 275 liters? I know Michael has a 200 or 220 gallon tank, he is using over 300ml per day of the componenet 123. He mixes his own to become more economical. I personally use the premix component 123 and I am going through 200ml at the moment, in my 120 gallon tank. So in a heavy stocked 275, it could be double what I am doing or more. Calcium reactor may work better with trace dosing, but it can be done Cheers


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Sorry UK here so 275 Litres... 275 Gallons is the dream


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OK,
The component system would be great for this size of a tank. Good thing is that mineral and trace are all covered in the 3 dosing 5L jugs Cheers!


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Cool so I would dose the 3 parts with my doser and then add coral foods as and when i wanted?


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Can you dose parts 1&3 at the same time? I only have 2 relayed plugs on my apex and have found that the brs 1.1ml pumps have to be on the relayed ports or they keep running. I was thinking I could put parts 1 and 3 on one plug and part 2 on the second. Would this work?


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Old 05/30/2016, 07:11 AM   #99
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Cool so I would dose the 3 parts with my doser and then add coral foods as and when i wanted?
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Can you dose parts 1&3 at the same time? I only have 2 relayed plugs on my apex and have found that the brs 1.1ml pumps have to be on the relayed ports or they keep running. I was thinking I could put parts 1 and 3 on one plug and part 2 on the second. Would this work?
I do not see any harm in this, however, if you can have your dosing lines in separate areas of the sump, that might be a better option to avoid precipitation. Maybe have one line near the return pump intake, and another line leading to where the water returns from the display, that is how I would do it Cheers


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That is correct Cheers!



I do not see any harm in this, however, if you can have your dosing lines in separate areas of the sump, that might be a better option to avoid precipitation. Maybe have one line near the return pump intake, and another line leading to where the water returns from the display, that is how I would do it Cheers
Thanks what I was thinking thanks for your input


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