I sort of see where your heading....and if you look far enough ahead, you'll see a brick wall. To begin with, you said you don't know how much alk
your tank consumes per day. A ca
reactor is far from plug and play. Being you don't know how much to add to your system, because you don't know what it needs, how do you setup the reactor? There is no "1 setting fits all". It can take weeks or more of fine tuning before you have the reactor setup to match your tanks needs.
my brother uses a hagen test kit to check water parameters. I have told him to test weekly for Nitrates phosphates ammonia and nitrites.
What about calcium, alkalinity and magnesium? What are these parameters?
I believe that a calcium reactor will improve my Coraline growth and help give more color to the tank.
Not necessarily. Many thing can inhibit coralline. How often do you change the Phosban? Do you run it in a reactor? What does your phosphate test at?
I don't know exactly what you mean by more color. Unless ca
is really low and corals are bleaching, calcium has no affect on color.
As you can see im trying to overdue my firltration to try to offset the fact that i am not there to do biweekly waterchanges.I also dose the top off water( i prepare month supply ahead of time) with iodine and strontium.
I see nothing overdone. In fact it's probably average or less for that size tank. What brand skimmer?
What are your iodine and sr levels since you are dosing both. If you are dosing and not testing, how do you know your not overdosing?
I suggest before you do any upgrade, get a grasp on what's happening in your tank now. Buy a bunch of test kits and test every week. Learn what your tank needs.