Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-14-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 54
Alittle confused

Hey, I just started getting into some corals. The guy at the store gave me ESV B-Ionic calcium buffer system, component no.1 alkalinity and component no. 2
I guess I should have asked him more questions about it but of coarse I thought I could figure it out on my own. Hahaha. Do you really have to use this every single day??

shamrock13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
hackteck's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atlanta Ga
Posts: 2,628
Send a message via AIM to hackteck
well you should check your calcium and alkalinity before you use these you probably dont even need them most of those additives arent needed with regular water changes

hackteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 2,398
They way you determine how much you need is by monitoring your levels between water changes (pH, Cal) with frags you shouldn't need much. Once you have determined how much your tank is consuming you can set up a drip method that adds close to the same amount that is being consumed. If your Cal is going from say 400 down to 350 and then with a water change goes back to 400, you probably don't need to start dosing yet. But if you Ca starts to drop and not come back up with water changes then it is time to start dosing. The biggest thing when you start adding stuff to your tank is to monitor the parameters closely.
Sometimes life is best left to it's own devices.
If your not happy at what you're looking at, you're looking at it the wrong way.
My 320g tank build in progress watch at ---> http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f71/320g-build-journey-experiment-128784.html
Greenmaster is offline   Reply With Quote

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ok, I'm confused.. Gundy Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 4 10-14-2007 10:52 AM
confused nickkk Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 03-05-2007 10:19 AM
Very Very Confused bj5z25 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 06-30-2005 02:10 AM
Need Just Alittle help! Plz Bushido Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 7 06-01-2005 06:08 PM
I'm a little confused, can you help me ? ambulocetus Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 13 07-08-2004 01:03 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.