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Old 03-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #581
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Absolutely fabulous as always! Thank you for sharing.
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National geographic would be proud of those photographs,....well done.
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Thanks all. It is definitely a labor of love.
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Dang Fort your tank is flat out amazing ! But in all seriousness you can bring my tank home now .
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Thanks Jason.

One thing that is interesting (and I guess expected): As my SPS colonies continue to grow, I have almost tripled the amount of 2 part solution I have to dose daily to keep my Alk and Ca levels consistent. It seems like every week, I have to add time and add adjustment doses to keep the levels up. It is amazing to me how drastically that has changed in the 5 or so months I have run the autodosers.
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Have you always dosed calcium ? also what do you use ?
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I started 2 part dosing back in September or so I think? I use the BRS 2 part system - it is far more economical (and very easy) to make your own solutions rather than buy premixed solutions, where you are paying for 90% water. I also use the BRS perastaltic dosing pumps and some digital timers to control them.

The whole system is pretty much fire and forget. It takes very little maintenance. If I had to add measured amounts of solution each day by hand, I'd never do it. With this, I just have to fill the reservoirs under the tank with 2 part solutions every 5 weeks or so, and thats it. Though as I said lately with the SPS getting bigger, I have had to make weekly adjustments to the timers because my tank is requiring more and more solution to keep Ca and Alk constant.

I experienced an explosion in coral growth and health when I started the 2 part system. Keeping Ca and KH stable really seems to be have benefited my tank.
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This reef is so awesome!! So sleek and clean! Awesome!!
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If I dose I am going to have to do it by hand which doesn't bother me as I really don't have much to do these days with out being able to work an all. Thanks for the info
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