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Old 03-04-2015, 09:28 PM   #1981
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Well, Kent's salt mix supposedly ranges from 550-575 calcium and 1350-1450 mag. So it sounds more like things are basically in line strangely enough.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:33 PM   #1982
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That does seem a little high for calcium. I'm not sure of the number but too high will cause problems.
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That's similar to Oceanic. It's got a pretty high calcium level, but the DKH is near 7.
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As alk has been an issue in this system in the past, it was really simple to dose since I already have an alk mix sitting on my shelf. Today's reading was 134...which should be 7.5.
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Ended up gluing the bottom of the oregon tort to avoid further tissue loss. We'll see how it goes from there.
It is also that time of the year to order more media to keep the phosphates low. Anyone have any interesting input? I've used GFO and still hate it. Phosguard works well, but if phosphates are high can extinguish in a couple of days with no sign of being extinguished.
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I don't use it.
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Ended up gluing the bottom of the oregon tort to avoid further tissue loss. We'll see how it goes from there.
It is also that time of the year to order more media to keep the phosphates low. Anyone have any interesting input? I've used GFO and still hate it. Phosguard works well, but if phosphates are high can extinguish in a couple of days with no sign of being extinguished.
Why do you hate GFO? I just switched to rowaphos from the BRS standard GFO and I like it. Don't have to use as much and absolutely no rinsing required which are both a definite plus to me. My phosphate seems to stay at 0.0ppm which makes me a happy camper. I had phosphate problems in the past before the use of GFO. I have also heard really good things on the High Capacity GFO.
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I've used both gfo from brs. Just can't seem to tumble it right I don't think. Always looking for something easier or better. One of the reasons I've been reading about vodka and vinegar dosing that also stumbled me into zeovit.


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I've used both gfo from brs. Just can't seem to tumble it right I don't think. Always looking for something easier or better. One of the reasons I've been reading about vodka and vinegar dosing that also stumbled me into zeovit.


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Yea occasionally ill have to make a slight adjustment on my valve to keep it tumbling right, but for the most its set and forget. What reactor do you have?
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BRS' dual reactor. Should have gone with two singles, but live and learn.
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