new to Hard corals, info needed on supplementation

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by nanomania, Mar 1, 2012.

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    can i dose b-ionic via dosing pump? if you need to shake before adding, then can i add a powerhead so it keeps mixing all the time?
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Yes you can use a Dosing pump. A powerhead Isn't needed once the concentrates have been mixed with Fresh RO/DI.

    I use two BRS Dosing pumps the 1.1ml per minute versions. After I mix the concentrates I transfer them into previously enjoyed 3 liter water jugs with a hole drilled into the lid for the suction portion of the hose. This is so I can keep an eye on the quantities. The remainder is stored away until I need to top-off the clear jugs. I don't need Mg enough to justify another doser so I just add that manually.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    U add Mg ? wel but it comes in b-ionic....
     
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    Nismo400rgtr Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Yup, but not very often. Most times I test for it it's 1350 or above.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    i am planning on GHL dosing pumps. they dont make two but they are very accurate and dose as less as 0.3ml/hr. you can set it the way you want.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Hey i just found out they you get 5gal buckets too. that would last me 1.5 to 2 years. is that ok? do these have any expeiry?
     
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    Don't know...never kept any sitting around that long. Perhaps you should email them.
     
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    Nice thread.

    I now have 20 different corals in my DT. 7 sps, 3 lps, and 2 Zoos, and 8 softies.
    I also have two anenomes, etc. this is in a 125, with ~ another 25-30g of water in my 50g sump. My lps and a few softs are farily big, the sps are all fairly small- thus, I feel there is not alot of strain on my elements.

    When I do test, all my params are always in normal limits.
    I do 10-15% WC's every 2-3 weeks, and my SG seems to stay about .027. Temp about 80F.

    I only have PC lights.

    Have not lost a coral- yet. Fish, Cleaner shrimp, urchin, CUC are happy.

    My coral are growing and looking good.

    I don't dose anything, ever

    Just saying