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Old 11-19-2019, 10:50 AM   #1
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Question about dosing

Hey everyone quick question. When calculating calcium and alk, do you account for the sump or just the display? Im running a 13.5 gallon fluval evo. I believe 3.5 gallons goes to the sump. Also any recommendations for a dosing unit?
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13 gal = teaspoons
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When I did a brief stint in dosing, I used one of the units form bulkreefsupply.
Before we go that far, can I ask why we are dosing? This is a very small system that can easily be managed by water changes. You will want to calculate the total water column, so yes include the sump, but it takes a very heavily SPS stocked tank to require dosing to replenish the elements that are being consumed.
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13 gal = teaspoons

The tankis SPS dominated for the most part. Im also upgrading my talk to about a 30 long or a 40 breeder and I wanted some practise.
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I'd wait to play with it until the larger water column. Smaller tanks are much more easy to kill off with a minor mistake. I've done it and in a big tank. It is very easy to do.
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I too would just do PWC's for a smaller tank. Wait for a bigger tank to dose.
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