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Old 12-17-2003, 02:54 PM   #1
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I built myself an auto-topoff unit and I was wondering what additives I can put in the 5 gallon container so i would automatically get all the additives I need in my reef tank through my auto top-off. I have heard that I don't want to use a powder kind of calcium additive because it will sink down to the bottom and get sucked through my hose and mess things up. Right now i have Aragamilk and some iodine. I want to be able to add everything in the container and have an all-in-one mixture if you know what I mean. Pplease let me know what to use for a calcium additive and any other additives I might want to add for my reef tank. I also have a balance block in my tank right now which seems to work well.

Another thing is when I add the additves in my top-off water, do I add enough just for the 5 gallons, or enough for my whole system. I guess what I am asking is how much should I add to my top-off water to be able to forget about additives and let it go automatically for a week or so?


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Just a post to move this up again, someone please help me with this post. I would really appreciate it

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Old 12-17-2003, 07:09 PM   #3
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I dosed three days worth at a time of 2 part additive mixed with make-up water. I would recommend B-ionic
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I don't really reco0mmend auto dosing additives until you really get to know your tank and it's consumption rates.

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Is dosing through an auto top-off a good method? It doesn't sound consistent.. only when the water is being refilled does it get the dosage. Also if there was a way to bottle an all in one additive.. it would have been created but unfortunately there isn't without sacrificing your own tank's preferance and needs at certain times - What dosing methods are used commonly?
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