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Old 01/20/2018, 04:46 PM   #26
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Yeah I figured.
Based on bertoni’s vinager dosing chart. I should only start with .8 ml a day for the first three days. Should I start here or should I do more since I have been dosing Nopox?
I'd just start at that level if the tank is doing well enough now. You could dose more and it'd likely be fine, though. I'm assuming you will continue the NOPOx. If not, I'd start with a higher dose. Delivering it via ATO should be fine given that there's Kalk in the mix.


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Old 01/20/2018, 05:00 PM   #27
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Also what is you DKH?


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Old 01/20/2018, 05:20 PM   #28
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I donít test for ph. My alk is 9.5


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Old 01/20/2018, 05:22 PM   #29
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I wasn’t planning on dosing Nopox still. Would it be better if I would just dose vinager?
I will be putting 1.5 tsp of kalk per gallon


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Old 01/20/2018, 05:27 PM   #30
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I donít test for ph. My alk is 9.5
Alk is high for dosing. Just below 8 would be better. Maybe a little less kalk next time you mix a batch?
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Old 01/20/2018, 08:56 PM   #31
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I was planning on that. I was shooting for 8.5. I will try to get right around 8


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Old 01/20/2018, 08:57 PM   #32
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Should I still dose Nopox? Or should I just stick with vinager? Sticking with one would be easiest, but if there is a benifit I could still dose Nopox


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Old 01/20/2018, 10:11 PM   #33
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I think dosing just the vinegar should be fine.


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Old 01/20/2018, 10:19 PM   #34
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Old 01/20/2018, 10:47 PM   #35
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Old 01/22/2018, 06:35 PM   #36
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I am at a loss here. I have a 29 gallon aquarium with
2 small matron clowns
1 small pajama cardinal
1 small twin spot blenny

I am dosing 1.5 tsp of kalk per gallon
I am currently doing a 15% water change weekly
I am using distilled water. I have tested for TDS and I am getting 0 including 0 nitrates.
I feeding around a 1/4 cube of mysis 5 times a week.
I just started dosing Nopox

My nitrates are around 30
My phosphates are around .05

Could the kalkawaser be causing this imbalance? I have heard that it will break down the phosphates and increase nitrates. I know that we are all striving for the 16:1 ratio with nitrate to phosphate. I am way off.
Pleas help me out

I would dose phosphate and observe the tank for a couple weeks. I like to run higher nutrients because the corals seem to do so much better. I wouldn't worry about the redfield ratio just trust your own observations. Remember to make slow changes overtime and don't try to over manage the tank.


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Old 01/22/2018, 07:44 PM   #37
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How much kalkwasser are you adding to the tank per day?


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Old 01/23/2018, 08:37 AM   #38
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I would dose phosphate and observe the tank for a couple weeks. I like to run higher nutrients because the corals seem to do so much better. I wouldn't worry about the redfield ratio just trust your own observations. Remember to make slow changes overtime and don't try to over manage the tank.
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Yeah I will look into phosphate dosing if I canít get a better balance


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Old 01/23/2018, 08:45 AM   #39
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How much kalkwasser are you adding to the tank per day?
I was doing around 1/2 tsp a day. Now I am am going to try 1/3 tsp per day.
I am going to try and get down to at least 8.5. If I get down tot hat level I will try it out for a month or so. Itís weird but my soft corals are doing great but my frogspawn is still alive but it still looks mad. It is not letting any of its tentacles out. I donít know what else to contribute it to besides high nitrates.
I have checked a lot of things:
Salinity: 35 ( I have a refractometer and I always calibrate it with 35 solution before every use)

Copper: 0
PO4 has been anywhere from 0-.05 with a Hannah checker
Calcium: 440
Mag: 1500
KH: 9.5. I will check today and see where I am at
NO3: itís been anywhere from 30-50 over the past few months. I will check this today as well. The salifert test kit is hard to get an accurate reading. 25 and 50 are very close in color.
Tank temp is 76.5 at the moment. I was around 78.5 before I upgraded to the 29 gallon. I just wanted to see if that would make a difference.
I do use distilled water but I have never got a reading over 0 and I have tested the water for nitrates and phosphates and I always get 0 as well.


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Old 01/23/2018, 10:12 AM   #40
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I was doing around 1/2 tsp a day. Now I am am going to try 1/3 tsp per day...
Forgive the simplicity of the following question but... Are you putting Kalk powder directly into your tank?


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Old 01/23/2018, 11:15 AM   #41
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No ATO reservoir
That 1/3 of a tsp is over a 24 hour period


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Old 01/23/2018, 11:16 AM   #42
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It would raise my ph to quickly if I did all at omce


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Old 01/24/2018, 08:28 AM   #43
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So, did you begin dosing vinegar?


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Old 01/24/2018, 06:27 PM   #44
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Yep.
Tomorrow will be my third day. I will up the dose tomorrow. I hope I start seeing some positive results here in within the next month. My nitrates are still around 30-50. I know it is to soon for the vinegar to take affect. The good news is there is no cyano!
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Old 01/24/2018, 06:39 PM   #45
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I'm glad to hear that the cyanobacteria is gone. Please let us know how the nitrate levels respond to the dosing!


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Old 01/24/2018, 07:13 PM   #46
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Yep.
Tomorrow will be my third day. I will up the dose tomorrow. I hope I start seeing some positive results here in within the next month. My nitrates are still around 30-50. I know it is to soon for the vinegar to take affect. The good news is there is no cyano!
Thanks for your help!
Cool! The Cyano disappearing was one of the first things I noticed. My sandbed was covered and it cleared it up pretty quick.
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Old 01/24/2018, 08:09 PM   #47
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Sorry. I never had cyano in this new setup but when I was dosing Nopox i did get an outbreak. I recently upgraded to a 29 gallon a week and half ago
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This is a newly set up tank that we have been discussing?


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The live rock I have had for a year and I transferred 10 gallons of my water from my previous tank to this 29 gallon. I got new sand is all


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The live rock I have had for a year and I transferred 10 gallons of my water from my previous tank to this 29 gallon. I got new sand is all
Well this explains everything. You are cycling. I would let the tank cycle and the parameters level out before I did any dosing. I was under the assumption that this was an established reef tank.
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