Red Sea vs Aquavitro

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  1. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I need to start dosing to get my alk and mag up. Water changes aren't enough as my alk is 6 now and mag is 1200. Its consistently stayed in this region.

    I am debating on which product is the best and easiest to use.

    Has anyone used the following products, any suggestions or recommendations?

    Red Sea ABC or Aquavitro?
     

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  3. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    I have not used either of those but have had overall good luck with the Red Sea brand. Why not just use bulk 2 part?
     
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  4. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    What is bulk 2 part?
     
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    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    Look at someplace like Bulk Reef Supply. They have alkalinity and calcium supplements. One jug for Alk and another for cal. They also have a really easy to use calculator on their website that tells you how much of each to add depending on your water volume.
     
  6. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I love their site but I'm not in the US. They may not be able to ship those items to me and it takes a while.
    I do have a source here.
    I have 2 small tanks so I only need small bottles.
     
  7. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    Gotcha, did not realize you weren't in the US. Not sure if it's available to you but ESV is also a great brand to look at for dosing.
     
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  9. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    I am using the Red Sea ABC.
    Mainly dosing B and C.

    Manual dosing pretty unsuccessful for me so recently got an iv-20 doser to do the ALK and MAG.

    No issues at this time.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Aquavitro for the win. I ran my reef for 3 years with strictly aquavitro and it was the easiest product I used. It got to expensive since I need so much so I buy powder to make gallons.
     
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  11. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Thank you for all the help:)

    Chris why was manually dosing not working?

    I have heard aquavitro gets expensive for large tanks.

    My tanks are 15g and 10g, I don't think I will go through a lot of product but I do prefer something that won't run me broke
     
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    Do you have access to tropic Marin?