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Old 11-25-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Reef foundation B (buffer supplement)

I have just bought this reef supplement, 500ml/16.9 fl. oz. what's the best way to add it? Do I just pour 30ml from measuring cup into tank or mix it with some tank water first??
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:11 AM   #2
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do not use unless testing with the test kit for it .

and when you test it will say on the bottle how much to add and then you just add it straight to the aquarium
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:31 AM   #3
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We were told by lfs it was needed to help buffer our ph. They told us to add 70ml over 2 days, also they told us not to do water changes but to add these supplements, also our phosphate was up and water change was a bad idea, but to use KENT phosphate sponge in our filter to suck it out.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:37 AM   #4
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hmm im confused abit so what do you want to do exacly . wasnt reef foundation b for ballencing out ph and to get more dkh

if you have some phosephate a water change is always good .
i use no 2 po 3 i think its called it knocks dow phosphate and nitrate down abit
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:18 AM   #5
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We went to our lfs on Friday he said our phosphate was up so do a 20% water change which we did, we then went bk on Sunday with a water sample but it was closed, so went to another 1 who told us our levels were:- salt 1.024, ph 8.1, kh 7, no3 25, no2 0, po4 .5, ca 400, mg 800. And not to do water change but add this reef supplement B and a phosphate sponge into filter, I've added 35ml of supplement B last night (went all cloudy in tank was the reason I asked on how to add), and have put this phosphate sponge in my filter, but this morning I've now noticed both my polyps are a shadow of their former self an look terrible all closed up an skinny looking, has adding these things killed them or can they recover, they were fine before I added thus stuff, as for rest of tank it looks to be fine.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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Seems like all reading are good except alkalinity and mag. By adding part b should raise your alkalinity, does it also contain a mag supplement? It will go in cloudy but dissipates rather quickly and should help your lps and soft corals look better.Get a alkalinity test kit and calcium to keep them balance then you will figure out how much it raises it per ml then you can properly dose. Keep a record of readings it helps.just went thru this two weeks ago.i use a local additive called oceans blend works well took me a week to figure out proper amount.im looking for 9.1-9.8 for me it's about 25ml daily of calcium part a and alk part b in a 75.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:53 AM   #7
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No it just says it contains sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate. By adding this could it be the reason that my polyps have closed up an shrunk down in size?.
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theywill be fine . always test before you add .
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #10
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maybe think of it at someone getting hit in the face , there not gonna be ok straight away .
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