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Old 11-29-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Dosing question

Hello when I dose should I turn off my skimmer and where should I dose in the sump or tank thank you
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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What are you dosing? I dose Calcium, Alk and Mag right into the tank and don't turn the skimmer off...
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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Unless you have a huge amount of corals that are consuming the elements from the salt mix you really shouldnt have to dose anyways. What size tank do you have and what are you keeping?
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I have mushrooms, hammers , favia, one acan, some polyps, pulsing Xenia ,green star, frog spawn and there all most all frags. I have a 75 DT with a sump/fug that I made out of a 55g that holds about 30g. I check my alk , cal , and mag and they are all low I use instant ocean salt mix and do about 20 to 25 gallons every other week I was using API test kits but I heard they weren't the best so I went today and bought a Red Sea reef foundation pro test kit it test kh, ca , mg I also bought Red Sea reef foundation supplement A, B, and C
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Well, you hopefully shouldn't have to dose anything until the colonies in your tank are straight massive. It takes alot to draw out large amounts of calcium/alk/mag out of the water.
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I don't really want to have to start dosing I forgot to tell you I also got new salt today in hopes there was something funky going on with my old salt my old salt was kinda clumpy like it got wet or something I'm gonna start some water more water changes tomorrow how much and how often do you recommend I start with
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That depends what you are trying to accomplish. There isn't anything in your tank right now that regular water changes can't replenish the levels of...so I'm not exactly sure what you are looking to accomplish as you never really stated what goal you are trying to reach.
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I'm trying to raise my alk , cal, and mag they are all low
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:39 PM   #10
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Yep, that would be a good start getting the numbers out there so we can see if they are in fact low. An lfs will alot of times test your water find something to pick on and then sell you something to "fix" it like ph buffers or other chemicals. A good quality salt mix used for regular water changes should put all your levels at an acceptable level.
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