What exactly do they do?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by steve wright, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. kss2801

    kss2801 Montipora Capricornis

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    I'm very interested in this, especially the purple up.
     
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  3. Jon Warner

    Jon Warner 3reef Sponsor

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    BTW, all these aragonite powder mixed in water type products are ineffective as Calcium supplements and contain little usable ionic Calcium.

    If you are simply interested in raising ionic Calcium levels use a commercial or DIY product based on Calcium Chloride.
     
  4. trijam

    trijam Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I am just starting with LPS and am very interested in some more challenging corals which will require some dosing schedule. I have subscribed and look forward to your findings.;)
     
  5. damon

    damon Sea Dragon

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    are you going to test during the 2 week period or just at the end? I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out :thumbs_up
     
  6. makeshiftcrew

    makeshiftcrew Gigas Clam

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    To the top, I might have to set up an experiment and see what I can come up with...it'll be nice to see how big of a difference it makes in each tank...also I would add seachem's reef fusion1 and reef fusion2...that's what I've been dosing for a while and have had pretty good results...JMO
     
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    makeshiftcrew Gigas Clam

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    Probably every few days to see which products are "slower" working than the others
     
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  9. txny13

    txny13 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    how about selcon iam thinking of useing it in my mixed 75
     
  10. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback

    Im not going to be using any of the products I am tested for any other purpose than -

    to show potential users of these products, what they do exactly
    and what could happen from prolonged use, without reference to a test kit

    I will not be testing between set up and 2 weeks ( as if I did , I might be tempted to deviate from the instructions on the packaging)

    so I will set up tank
    test the water
    make additions based on the basic guidelines (rather than use the advanced work out a daily dose required)
    and in 2 weeks time find out was has occured with the big 3 by following those instructions

    tank set up this morning using water from reef tank - (it would have been discarded so I put it to some use)

    SG - 1.025
    Calcium - 440ppm
    DKH - 8.6
    Mag - 1440

    test product 1 Aragamilk (excuse the chunky 3 reefer reflection)

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    2 weeks today - I will post the big 3 levels using the basic guideline of 1 drop per 2 gallons per day - I have 5 gallons of water - so will add 2 drops days 2,4,6,8,10,12 and 14
    and add 3 drops on days 1,3,5,7,9,11 and 13

    which equates to the 1 drop per 2 gallons in a 5 gallon tank

    Steve
     
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  11. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    He's testing Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium supplements. Selcon is vitamins and HUFA's that is added to fish food. (FWIW, even though his tests aren't about Selcon, it's very important to supplement fish foods in this manner)
     
  12. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you Inwall75
    +1 on what Inwall said
    I have Aragamilk, Brightwells A and B, and tomorrow I will get Purple Up and Aragamight
    Ill keep my eye out for other ,1 product does all type supplements also
    but if anyone can think of any, please let me know, so I can specifically look for them

    Steve