Help needed with maintaining Alk/ Cal levels in Biocube 29

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Astrick117, Sep 10, 2014.

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  1. proreefer

    proreefer Feather Star

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    just get some cal and alk solution and put it in your tank as needed it doesn't matter what kind it is
     
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  3. Astrick117

    Astrick117 Stylophora

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    I grabbed some Kent Tech CB A & B to just bring the levels up for the time being since it was cheap and easy to get from my LFS, but I'm going to look for a longer term solution.

    I hate manual dosing because I am often away for a few days at a time, so I need something automated that won't break the bank.
     
  4. proreefer

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    well the only thing I know that works without worry in a cal reactor and that cost a little bit of cash but in a 29g just putting in by hand is I think best
     
  5. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    If you are willing to do the set up, you can use dosing pumps and timers. BRS has some videos on them.
     
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  7. Marshall O

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    BRS dosing pumps are relatively inexpensive, especially if you get them on sale or a group buy. You just need those, two timers, calcium, and baking soda.
     
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