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Old 06-05-2004, 06:08 PM   #1
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Calcium - Kent Tech vs. B-Ionic

Anyone notice any difference between these two-part calcium/alk buffers? Anything to distinguish between them?

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Old 06-05-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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no they are pretty much the same we sell them aty my ork and when we supplement we just alternate between the two.
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:48 AM   #3
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Actually the Kent is alot weaker. Th B-ionic a much better product with a higher concentrated level of calsium. I really do not recomend Kent products since they are really not that good. They are well marketed but they just lack the potency of products like ESV or Seachem.
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Old 06-06-2004, 02:19 AM   #4
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B-ionic a much better product
I agree, no clouding of the water, you can "adjust" your numbers (ca, alk) much more easily with the b-ionic. I noticed everything looked better after I started dosing it.
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Thanks.

One concern I had is that at some point after using B-Ionic for months, my alk went way up. I eventually got it down, by just using the calc part, and then switched to Kent. Kent, however, seems to be weaker...less coralline forming on the live rock.
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I user the kent stuff exculsively. I bought a gallon of each A and B last month for $30. Anyways, I have coralline growth everywhere. My dead base rock is almost completely pink and purple now. Not bad since I set the tank up in february.

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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?
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Truthfully I haven't measured before and after. I usually use the recommended dosage every other day. That seems to keep everything in check. It was all out of wack for a while when i started the tank. Then I found out that the uncured sand tends to remove magnesium from the water until it gets saturated. At that point, the water cannot hold as much calcium as we want it to.

Once I got the magnesium back up to par, the calcium levels also returned to the 400 ppm range.

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Once I got the magnesium back up to par, the calcium levels also returned to the 400 ppm range.
Does the 2 part buffer do that or do you have to do something else?
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nope, you have to add magnesium to the tank. If you add it, remember to test for it.

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