which additives should I use

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by tinctorus, Feb 24, 2012.

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Which additives should I use

Poll closed Apr 9, 2012.
  1. B-Ionic 2 part ONLY

    57.1%
  2. 2 part PLUS Iodine and magnesium

    28.6%
  3. Stick with the brightwell stuff even though it costs a fortune

    14.3%
  1. tinctorus

    tinctorus Feather Duster

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    hey guys, I am looking so simplify my dosing regimen and was considering switching the the B-Ionic 2 part so that I am not having to spend a TON of money on the brightwell stuff and also to limit the amoutn of additives I need to put into the tank


    I have heard ALOT of good stuff about the 2 part B-Ionic line and was wondering if maybe that was the ideal solution for me...Right now I dose calcium, strontiom, iodine as well as pretty much the full range of brightwell stuff but I would prefer to be adding only 2 POSSIBLY 3 chemicals to my tank


    From my understanding the 2 part still would benefit from the occasional dosing of magnesium and iodine, Is this true??


    I know the 2 oart is supposed to give GREAT result and if that is the case I have no problems switching over to it


    PLease give me yout opinions
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do not dose anything you are not testing for is rule number one of dosing. If you are doing regular weekly of bi-weekly water changes then there should be no need to dose iodine or strontium. You will need to dose magnesium though. The B-Ionic 2 part is a good product. Make sure you are testing your Ca, alk and Mg weekly or bi-weekly.
     
  4. Bustopher

    Bustopher Skunk Shrimp

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    I like the Trinity of Alk, Calcium and Mag. Like posted above I don't believe in using anything you can't test for.
     
  5. leighton1245

    leighton1245 Horrid Stonefish

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    i use Kalk+2 and wont use anything else
     
  6. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    Been using ESV 2part and Mag myself. Great product IMO.
     
  7. cosmo

    cosmo Giant Squid

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    like the BRS 3 part make your own stuff. cheap as heck comparative!
     
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  9. Reef-a-holic

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    Another vote from the BRS 3 part system...and don't dose anything else.
     
  10. Servillius

    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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  11. leighton1245

    leighton1245 Horrid Stonefish

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    I had an o2 issue in my tank and i was using the BRS stuff and couldnt get it to bring up my ALK levels.
     
  12. tinctorus

    tinctorus Feather Duster

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    Ok so I guess I will switch over to the 2 part plus adding mag, I was under the impression though that the b-ionic contained magnesium??
    Am I wrong in thinking that?