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Old 01-25-2006, 09:53 PM   #11
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Ok, so is there a product out there with dosing instructions (i.e. oz/gal)?
I was reading a lot of posts regarding Ca and was considering adding and getting a Ca testing kit. Is there a preferred brand of Ca and dolomite?
Thanks in advance, Phyl!
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:38 PM   #12
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One calcium suppliment you can use in a pre-mixed format is B-Ionic. It's a two part solution. One is a calcium component, the other is an alkalinity component. It's a liquid that can be metered in in oz/gal. What Phyl is refering to is a piece of equipment that holds a chamber of granular aragonite and dolomite. CO2 and water are pumped through this media and dripped into a sump. The CO2 breaks down the aragonite and dolomite, adding Ca and Magnesium, while helping to maintain stable alk. I believe it also adds other necessary trace elements. The end result is that B-Ionic alone was good for keeping some corals alive and marginally sucessfull. The Ca reactor has gotten them to explode. The people who make B-Ionic also make a Mag suppliment but you should test for it if you are going to add it. Salifert makes an easy to use Mag test kit (actually, all of their test kits are really good!).

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Old 01-25-2006, 11:45 PM   #13
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Ahhhh! Thanks, it's all clear to me now! How silly do I feel?!
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:05 AM   #14
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Nah, don't feel silly. It's all part of the learning process. A year ago (heck still!), I didn't know anything. Just keep asking and there will always be someone to fill in the gaps.
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aznbob what part of new orleans are you from?
I'm on the westbank (the dry side) of new orleans. Because of katrina for the first time I'm kinda glad I'm on the westbank. :P
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