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Old 06-07-2004, 04:04 PM   #11
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once the sand becomes saturated, will water changes bring the level back up?
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:33 PM   #13
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Jim, I just bought Kent's A&B. Can you tell me how much calcium does it raise after each recommended dosage?
Try this calulator, it's fairly accurate.
http://www.kademani.com/reefchem.htm

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I have been using the ESV once a week, should I use it more often?
Also, how much are you guys paying for it, I am fresh out and I am planning to buy the gallon two pack, any suggestions?
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I have been using the ESV once a week, should I use it more often?
What you add should be based on need. Make sure you get the proper test kits for alkalinity and calcium. These will help determine how much you need and when. Depending on the types of animals you have, weekly water changes may be easiest until your stocks build.

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Thanks Steve, the calium calculator is cool! My tank is a 50
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Thanks Steve, the calium calculator is cool! My tank is a 50
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:25 PM   #18
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So each 10 ml of the liquid dosed should raise the Ca by about 3.5 - 4 ppm. Start on the cautous side when you begin and test before and after both parts have been added in equal portions. This will help you gauge the rate of depletion and how much each dose should be and if daily, 2x weekly or weekly are needed. It really depends on the CaCO3 growth within the tank.

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Do you add both parts at the same time or stagger them?
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You have to add the alkalinity first followed by the calcuim. I find it easier if you first make sure your alkalinity and calcium are balanced before switching to the 2 part ionic buffer. Then by adding equal amount of part A followed by part B will maintain the balance.
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