Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Sponsor Forums > Aquaforest
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 09/29/2017, 01:20 PM   #1
Mohammed
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 93
Components 1, 2, 3 with nsw water changes

Hi,

I am currently using kalk but would like to switch due to variable evaporation so want more stability using a 3 part that i can dial in.

Im currently using a diy nopox for nitrates and gfo for phos. I do 140lt of nsw changes every 2 weeks on a 520lt system.

Can i use component 1,2,3 with my method above. I would also like to know if your system maintains a stable ph in a reef or will i have to vent in fresh air if my ph drops. Kalk keeps it currently in the 8.3 range when evaporation is stable.

Thanks


Mohammed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/29/2017, 10:09 PM   #2
120reefer
Registered Member
 
120reefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Northwest/ Indiana
Posts: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohammed View Post
Hi,



I am currently using kalk but would like to switch due to variable evaporation so want more stability using a 3 part that i can dial in.



Im currently using a diy nopox for nitrates and gfo for phos. I do 140lt of nsw changes every 2 weeks on a 520lt system.



Can i use component 1,2,3 with my method above. I would also like to know if your system maintains a stable ph in a reef or will i have to vent in fresh air if my ph drops. Kalk keeps it currently in the 8.3 range when evaporation is stable.



Thanks


You can use the components 1,2,3

The stability of PH is highly variable due to environmental conditions. Most likely excess CO2 in your system. Aquaforest makes a product called AF Build that will help with the PH stability.

There are many different ways to deal with PH issues. Stability is more important than a number IMHO. To flat out answer if you'll need to vent with fresh air , I have no idea. Every tank is different.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


120reefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/30/2017, 04:15 PM   #3
Mohammed
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 93
Ok kewl will try and get my numbers as close to the nsw before giving it a go.


Mohammed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/30/2017, 04:28 PM   #4
120reefer
Registered Member
 
120reefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Northwest/ Indiana
Posts: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohammed View Post
Ok kewl will try and get my numbers as close to the nsw before giving it a go.


Yes that's exactly what you need to do.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


120reefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:42 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014