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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So to my understanding, dosing b-ionic is to maintain levels and not raise them? I dose 15 ca and 8 alk and my levels always fluctuate. I try to keep my calcium at 450 but it's always at 410 because my saltwater is at 420 and then my animals are using whatever's left. Alk is stable but calcium...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Which one of these do you guys use? My calcium is 380 and dkh is 8 so I want to look into dosing. I do water changes once a week with reef crystals but this week I got 2 acros and a torch so that might be taking up my calcium. I have a 5 gal bucket of ato water I could kalk up, only reason I'm...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys. I have a 3 month old reef tank with a couple sps frags. My calcium is about 380-400ppm and i would like to keep it around 450ppm. I have heard nothing but good news about B-ionic two part calcium and alk. i tested my water before i added it: Ph: 8.0-8.1 Cal: 380-400 alk: 8-9dkh phos: 0...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I've had great success dosing B-Ionic. When I dose B-Ionic I only have to add bottle 1 which is Alk. I recently came across a DIY Alk mixture by Randy (Receipe 1). I'd like to switch because it's much more economical. - Has anyone switched from B-Ionic to the DIY? - Also I noticed ESV...
  5. Dosing and reactor equipment
    does anyone know about the esv b-ionic doser i was looking into one becouse i dont like the idea of dossing pumps becouse what if one goes crazy u know if i go on vacation then i dont have any one to whach my tank becouse i just moved whats youre thought on these how do they work so on
  6. Nano Reefs
    At my LFS, i noticed that they used multiple bottles of very specific chems. i am a beginner to the marine industry. For this reason, i thought that a simple step as to measuring and pouring would be easy. my tank is about 1 year old and my only show coral are my star polyps (6 inches) YAY!!! i...
  7. SPS Coral Forum
    so i have a 29 gallon biocube. i have no calcium reactor, and all my chems come from the two B-Ionic bottles I have. I really want to get a chalice since i found out that they don't need halides. would i need to buy just the calcium supplement to put in the water in addition to the B-Ionic?
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