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  1. Marine Depot
    How to Tune a Calcium Reactor to Meet Calcium & Alkalinity Demands The trick to dialing in your reactor is to match the rate of supplementation from the reactor to the rate of consumption by your corals. Watch today's video to learn more! Calcium Reactors, Part 1: How They Work and What...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys are my tank in maturing and more and more coral is being added and growing. My levels seem to drop at a quicker rate ( naturally lol ) so I'm trying to find the best way to keep my calcium, alkalinity,magnesium and ph to where they should be. I'm getting tired of all these supplements...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    is it bad to mix calcium supplements ? i have been using tropic marin but because i was having issues raising my calcium due to the fact that it was raising my kh, i decided to add IO calcium booster.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello. I'd like to know where to purchase Dowflake online. The links from older posts do not work. Also, I've been dosing ESV B-ionic. Does Randy's recipe when mixed properly equal the same dosing amount? Thanks for your help.
  5. LPS Coral Forum
    I am looking for a calcium & alkalinity supplement but not sure which is good supplement. Anyone know what are the best supplement out there for Calcium & Alkalinity to be use?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Soooo every time I take my water to the LFS to be checked, LFS guy mentions how low my Alk is. I buffed Alk off and on, and last month it was 6 dKH. LFS guy said it was about half what it should be. After buffing Seachem Reef carbonate weekly(ish) for a month, I went back yesterday and it's at 7...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    How do I increase my Ca and kH? I've checked them right after a water change and the Ca was 320 and the kh was 7. I've been dosing with C-balance for 3 days straight and the kh stayed at 7, but the Ca dropped to 300. I have 1 torch coral and one trumpet, both small. Also have snails & 2 hermits...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I added a calcium reactor to my tank cause I didnt want to have to dose 2 part all every day. I got it up and running for about a week maybe 2 and my alk is 10 but my calcium and mag still stay low. My mag it between 1080-1200 (red sea) and my calcium is 340 (api). Isnt a calcium reactor suppose...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Ok,So... calcium 540 ammonia 0 salinity 1.023 temp 78 p.h 7.8 nitrates 10 nitrites 0 55 gallon, 2 damsels,1starfish 2 clowns 1 scopas tang tree sponge, leather, xenia, star polyps birds nest,yellow polyps assorted zoas, porcilipora and palys Im waiting for lfs to get a alk test i dont...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    My levels seem a bit off to me and looking for some help getting them back to where they should be Cal 340 seems low PH 7.9 OK Alk 10.2 High Mag 1200 a little low? any sugestions?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I cant get my ph above 7.7 no matter what I do. My calcium is above 450 and I believe that is whats causing the ph thing. Im not sure how high it is because my test kit ran out. I have tried adding magesium, dosing kalkwasser, and adding various buffers. This has been going on...
  12. General Reef Discussion
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  13. General Reef Discussion
    my calcium (390ppm) and alkalinity (6dKh) levels are low in my 29G BIOCUBE. i've heard that dosing with PURPLE UP will help raise both these parameters and then once they get in range i could switch to a 2 part buffer like B-ionics. is this true?
  14. Controllers and probes
    Anyone know of a good electronic method to test for water parameters. I know there is a salinity tester that you can simply dip in and get an accurate reading, but what about other parameters? I am finding different LFS's test for different things and consider different parameters to be "normal"...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    i have been trying to get calcium right and i am not getting a reading in the morning, i am using a salifert test kit and only dosing kent tech m this test was done before adding tech m any thoughts my alk reading is 10.5 dkh magnesium is 1680 and ph 8.1. i do get a reading at night and i tested...
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