Dosing help, please :)

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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    So, I've decided to start dosing my tank. I don't want anything complicated, and I'm not buying a reactor. I was looking at getting SeaChem Reef Complete

    Seachem. Reef Complete

    and SeaChem Reef Builder Seachem. Reef Builder

    Would using those two things together be enough?

    90 gallon tank with 30 gallon sump and 20 gallon fuge.
     
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    I use both of those products as well as seachem reef plus. I have not had any issues with only using those 3 products. My corals are doing great and their colors are bright.
     
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    Thanks :) I forgot. I'll put it in the OP.
     
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    Thanks! That is exactly what I wanted to hear! :)

    I'll add SeaChem Reef Plus to my shopping list.
     
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    Lots of people due the BRS starter kits, then buy more bulk materials as needed (myself included). It's hard to beat the price this way.
     
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    ^ Kc, That'd be enough for me... to be honest.

    xmetal, have you compared this against the BRS products? My understanding is BRS is much cheaper - do you have any particular reason for using the seachem lineup? Is it easier? Easier to get from work ;D Something else about it you just like? Just curious on your take. (btw, I have only ever used BRS Products)
     
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    I bought a bunch of BRS dosing stuff several months ago. It's still sitting in a box, unopened. LOL

    To me, the SeaChem stuff seems a lot easier and straight forward because it is made so it won't cause pH swings, a loss of magnesium, etc. But I'm kinda ::) with dosing.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Yes they will work well, they also have balance formulas to keep your main minerals in their proper relationships. Watch how your corals react to the Reef Plus. It is a gluconate complex and some coral don't seem to like it. Start with a half dose and see how they react. It is good for the tank as a whole. It will set your skimmer off so turn the skimmer off for a few hours after adding it so everything can get some of the Reef Plus.
     
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    I use bionic 2 part. been using it for 3 years and have had great results. Its cheap and easy to use. Hook it up to an auto doser and its maintenance free (+ refills).
     
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