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Old 02/05/2018, 06:30 AM   #1
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ESV Transition Elements

FYI......At the meeting this new product from Bob S and Joe Y was being discussed with a few bottles raffled. For those inquiring on where to purchase the reg TE and the plus I got mine at Aquarium Village.


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Old 02/07/2018, 02:48 PM   #2
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Old 02/12/2018, 02:47 PM   #3
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Hey Mike....it may not be long enough for you to answer this but have you noticed a change since using the product? I have been reading about potassium dosing....I don't even know what my levels are but I just purchased a test kit and will test when I receive it.


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Old 02/12/2018, 05:30 PM   #4
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Frank,
I have a pink Goniopora that stayed the same for 4 years.
With this product it has started growing.
Potassium I have no idea but there are 2 versions, one for nitrates over 5 & 1 for under 5.


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Old 02/13/2018, 07:59 AM   #5
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I have a pink Goniopora that stayed the same for 4 years.
With this product it has started growing.
Potassium I have no idea but there are 2 versions, one for nitrates over 5 & 1 for under 5.
Vinn....are you referring to the regular and the plus versions?


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Old 02/13/2018, 12:58 PM   #6
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Yes, used orange label till trates dropped, now I use the yellow label.


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Old 02/13/2018, 07:31 PM   #7
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Frank Iíve only been using it a couple of weeks and donít really notice any change except some cyno which I canít say if thatís the cause. Iím carbon dosing so Iím using the regular.
I would worry to much about potassium unless you r tank is heavily populated with SPS. Iíve been dosing potassium, strontium, iodine and although the TE has potassium in it I donít think itís much because it hasnít effect the amount I have to daily dose.


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Old 02/14/2018, 08:23 AM   #8
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Frank Iíve only been using it a couple of weeks and donít really notice any change except some cyno which I canít say if thatís the cause. Iím carbon dosing so Iím using the regular.
I would worry to much about potassium unless you r tank is heavily populated with SPS. Iíve been dosing potassium, strontium, iodine and although the TE has potassium in it I donít think itís much because it hasnít effect the amount I have to daily dose.


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Hey Mike......I currently don't dose any additives.....I do have a calc reactor and dose vinegar every day (carbon dosing). I was just curious about the potassium...so I will be testing that soon. How much potassium do you dose daily and what product are you using? What levels are you trying to maintain? (approximately 420ppm or higher?)


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Old 02/14/2018, 05:42 PM   #9
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Iím currently dosing 25ml of ESV Potassium a day to try and maintain a level of 380+.


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Old 02/22/2018, 12:24 PM   #10
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I purchased the Salifert Potassium test kit and had a reading of 360ppm....I didn't test the Reef Crystals (salt mix for water changes) to see what those levels are. I purchased the brightwell Potassium-P and mixed up a solution...added about 8 ounces dripped slowly to my sump and the next day tested again....370ppm. So...I am going to repeat (only increasing by a max of 10ppm per day) until I hit 400ppm. Then I'll try to establish how much to dose daily/weekly to maintain that level....after I see how Potassium is effected from a water change (6% weekly/approximately 18 gallons).


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Old 03/08/2018, 01:41 PM   #11
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Regarding adding ESV Transition Elements: do you drip the amount into your tank over a period of time or just pour the whole amount into a high flow area all at once?
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Dosing @ once requires doing it within a few hrs. of the lights coming on.
That's how I do it now but just got a single doser to do it for me when not around.


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Old 03/09/2018, 08:55 AM   #13
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I really canít see any significant difference, but it canít hurt so Iím still dosing it ....however I did change my potassium dosing product. Because of the amount Iím dosing. The ESV contains iodide.


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Old 03/09/2018, 10:07 AM   #14
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Dosing @ once requires doing it within a few hrs. of the lights coming on.
That's how I do it now but just got a single doser to do it for me when not around.
Vin,
for my total water volume (320 gallons) it's only 8ml for the first week....so I just dumped it into the sump during the peak photo period. I guess if I were to dose it I could either dilute it in RODI and drip OR get another pump for my litermeter III and dose it directly from the gallon container.


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I really can’t see any significant difference, but it can’t hurt so I’m still dosing it ....however I did change my potassium dosing product. Because of the amount I’m dosing. The ESV contains iodide.


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Mike,
I'm using Brightwell Aquatics Potassion-P - Powdered Potassium Solution.....I drip this from my pre-made solution into the sump usually at night. I haven't noticed a change yet either. I'm reading about 380ppm currently and trying to get this up to 400, (I started at 360ppm). Time will tell regarding any benefits.....
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