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Old 06/19/2017, 01:43 PM   #376
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I have a medium stocked 90 gallon and pushing 190 ml each a day. When things start to take off it doesn't matter how large your tank is. It is all about consumption


Cheers for that info . Very much appreciated. I've been told to start at 50mls with each container . But looking at the calculations, I'm thinking I'm gonna be at 400mls per day so 5litres will only last me around a fortnight which I think is gonna cost me a small fortune compared to using the more expensive RedSea Foundation Powders I was using . I used to get 3 months from a 1kg of Calcium and Kh and 6 months from the Magnesium. I'll continue to use and see where I end up . Thanks once again


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Old 06/22/2017, 04:13 PM   #377
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Evening fellow Aquarists . I've been dosing Aquaforest using my dosing unit for 6 days now and reading my test kits it's dropping . I started at 50mls for them all but they seemed to be dropping . So I'm now at 80mls and they seem to be holding apart from my Kh . It seems to be slightly down but not much . Can I add 80mls of Cal/Mag/Components A and B strong ...
80mls of Mineral Salt and Components K Strong but say 100mls of Kh and Component C Strong or do I need to keep them all the same but manually dose Kh to Up it ?


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Old 06/23/2017, 07:55 AM   #378
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Evening fellow Aquarists . I've been dosing Aquaforest using my dosing unit for 6 days now and reading my test kits it's dropping . I started at 50mls for them all but they seemed to be dropping . So I'm now at 80mls and they seem to be holding apart from my Kh . It seems to be slightly down but not much . Can I add 80mls of Cal/Mag/Components A and B strong ...
80mls of Mineral Salt and Components K Strong but say 100mls of Kh and Component C Strong or do I need to keep them all the same but manually dose Kh to Up it ?


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It will take awhile to balance out, and the set rate should be based on the second bottle containing the alk. You can manually add alk if you are happy with the ca and mg levels until they all balance out, which eventually will happen. This would likely be your best approach. Please update your current and desired levels, just to reference. Thanks,


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Old 06/23/2017, 08:03 AM   #379
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Again many thanks . I'd like my Calcium to be 450 ... Mag to be 1350 and Kh to be 9.5 and after my latest water tests , they were Calcium 420 ... Mag 1350 and Kh 9.2 .


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Old 06/23/2017, 08:05 AM   #380
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I was dosing 60mls of each from the start and after my tests 2 days ago ... I upped it to 80mls . Will test again tonight and see where I am .


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Old 06/23/2017, 08:48 AM   #381
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I was using 230ml per day on my 120 gallon sps tank


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Old 06/23/2017, 11:24 AM   #382
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Wow ... ok , well I've just done another test and my Kh has dropped again by another .6 and is now 8.7 . Calcium and Mag stayed at 410 and 1320 respectively. What would you suggest dosing now ?


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Old 06/23/2017, 12:12 PM   #383
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Wow ... ok , well I've just done another test and my Kh has dropped again by another .6 and is now 8.7 . Calcium and Mag stayed at 410 and 1320 respectively. What would you suggest dosing now ?


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Have you done any testing to see how much Alk your tank is consuming on a daily basis? I would test Alk for the next few days to see. Test the same time or close to it each day. I would not dose while doing the tests to get a more accurate reading.


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Old 06/23/2017, 12:15 PM   #384
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Yes ... On a daily basis , it's dropping 0.3 per day whilst dosing 80 MLS . If I wasn't dosing , it would be dropping a lot quicker I'd say .


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Another test done and Calcium is 400 (Down another 10 so dropping 5 every day) Mag is 1280 (Slightly down from my desired 1350) but my Kh is now 9.1 (Up from 8.7 that it was two days ago where it had been dropping 0.3 every day) .
Question is ... Do I Up the dosing again to raise the Calcium and Mag or continue dosing 150mls seeing as my Kh is rising ?
Will the Calcium and Mag rise once my Kh has stables out or do I continue dosing 150mls of component 2 but Up component 1 ?



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Old 07/15/2017, 05:37 PM   #386
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Any issue if i mixed the new formula with respect same volume of the old mixing formulation?
new formula - mg goes to C3.

Component 1+ contains: Ca, Sr, Ba, Co, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, Ni, Cr. (50ml dissolved in 100 l/27 US gal raises Ca by 9 mg).

Component 2+ contains: NaHCO3, F, I. (50ml dissolved in 100 l/27 US gal raises KH by 1,3 dKH (Alk: 0,46 meg/l)).

Component 3+ contains: Mg, Reef Mineral Salt, K and B. (50ml dissolved in 100 l/27 US gal raises Mg by 0,6 mg)


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Old 08/02/2017, 04:04 AM   #387
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Hello to everyone, i bought component 123 and within 3-4 days i will start. At the moment i am using kent ab to keep the stable triad (6 ml) according to you how much do i have to dose of this aquaforest component? My tank is 45x45x45 with 17 kg of rocks and also calculating the space left up without water I think I have on the 65/70 liter net (17/18 gal).






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Old 08/12/2017, 06:44 AM   #388
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I've been running Comp1,2,3 for close to a year now and I've been able to minimize my water changes by a lot! A little laziness on my end has me battling GHA now but I'll win. My question is that I have only been testing ALK and I adjust my dosing as needed to keep it at 7.9. My mixed reef is flourishing under my radion 30w gen1 in a 43 gallon tank. My question is with only measuring ALK (and weekly phosphate and nitrate) do I really need to measure Ca and Mg? Fwiw I also am vodka dosing with my ghl to boot my nitrate export.


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Old 08/12/2017, 07:16 AM   #389
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I've been running Comp1,2,3 for close to a year now and I've been able to minimize my water changes by a lot! A little laziness on my end has me battling GHA now but I'll win. My question is that I have only been testing ALK and I adjust my dosing as needed to keep it at 7.9. My mixed reef is flourishing under my radion 30w gen1 in a 43 gallon tank. My question is with only measuring ALK (and weekly phosphate and nitrate) do I really need to measure Ca and Mg? Fwiw I also am vodka dosing with my ghl to boot my nitrate export.


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Do you really need to measure Ca & Mg.

I say yes although I don't believe you'll find anything grossly out of balance.... I wouldn't be able to help myself lol .

It's always a good idea to do weekly testing. I always test for anything I dose to my tanks .


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