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Old 12-10-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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Coral cal & alk consumption rate.

So I have logged a record of alk and cal testes and doses.

11-17 dk 8 added 30ml alk \\ cal 400 added 30 ml cal

11-18 dk 9 added 15 ml alk \\ cal 400 added 15 ml cal

11-25 dk 9 added 0ml alk \\ cal 380 added 15 ml cal and cap purple up

11-26 dk 9 added 0 ml alk \\ cal 380 added 15 ml cal

11-28 dk 9 added 0 ml alk \\ cal 380 added 15 ml cal

11-29 dk 9 added 0 ml alk \\ cal 380 added 30 ml cal

11-30 dk 9 added 0 ml alk \\ cal 380 on api and 447 with Hannah cal checker added 0 ml cal

12-7 dk 9 added 0 ml alk \\ cal 410 with Hannah checker added 15 ml cal waited 5 hrs tested again with Hannah at cal 421

12-10 dk 8 added 20 ml alk \\ cal 401 added 20 ml cal

Do these readings sound accurate? Today I tested with my checker and my first calcium reading was 330 ppm. That didn't sound right so I retested and got a reading of 401. Is it possible my tank can eat 19 ppm of cal in 3 days? I only have 3 sps corals. The rest are lps and zoas. Favia, Duncan, hammer, couple acans.

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Lps will consume elements as well, so that sounds plausible


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If I were to set up a drip line what would be a good rate to start? Or how would I go about even doing it?

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If I were to set up a drip line what would be a good rate to start? Or how would I go about even doing it?

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Buy a pair of dosing pumps. They are easy to set up and run.
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