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Old 11-04-2015, 02:58 PM   #81
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Ok i will stop the dosing and do the water change. Thank you for the story.

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Old 11-04-2015, 03:15 PM   #82
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Lol... I'm sorry to tell that story. I had some nice pieces. Anyway, I feel like dosing CAN be good, for example, in a very high energy SPS dominated tank that will deplete calcium levels. I also feel that dosing alk is very good for LPS, or any corals at that, however in smaller tanks you can replace trace elements fairly easily with larger water changes.

I thought I was doing my tank a service by adding alk daily, but things got out of hand quick...
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:24 PM   #83
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Thanks Flaxon for your help. I was mainly dosing because i wasn't doing water changes every week. This tank is in my office at work so i would have to stay late to do a water change. I will be moving it home in the next couple of weeks though so that will make the water changes easier.

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Old 11-04-2015, 03:26 PM   #84
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No problem at all. I'm not sayin dosing is bad. I'm just sayin that you should get everything back to square 1 and reassess the need for dosing, if it's even required.
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:29 PM   #85
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I'm glad you told me that story. I was getting ready to start dosing on my 40 breeder at home. I think ill hold off on that now.

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Old 11-04-2015, 03:48 PM   #86
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You're a lot better off doing water changes testing frequently than dosing and not testing frequently...
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:54 PM   #87
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Yea i can see now how just doing the water changes would be better.

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How often do you test.

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Old 11-04-2015, 05:03 PM   #89
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Usually weekly... It's a good idea to test your levels before a water change and after a water change to see what your tank is consuming.
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I dose but I have a regimen I stick too. It changes every couple months though as the corals grow an take up more alk. Just be super careful as alk swings can destroy tanks


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