which product to pick in the calculater

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  1. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    I use this:

    Bulk Reef Supply

    to dose my Ca, Alk, Mg.

    My Ca dropped because of a trip I took and didn't dose while I was out.

    So I am using the 3reef additive calculator. But for product, I don't know what to pick...

    Can anyone tell me? It's probably right in front of me and I'm just not seeing it...

    Thanks
     
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  3. grubbsj

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    First, looking at the BRS web site for the 2 part kit, the ingredients are listed as:

    The 2 Gallon Kit includes the following:
    ● (1) pouch with 2 cups of High Purity Calcium Chloride
    ● (1) pouch with 2 cups of High Purity Soda Ash (Sodium Bicarbonate)
    ● (1) pouch of High Purity Magnesium Sulfate and Chloride mix

    So, for the Calculator, I'd use Calcium Chloride Didydrate for Calcium add.... Baking Soda, for the Alkalinity add....and Epsom Salts for the Magnesium add....

    By the way, I use the same products from BRS....
     
  4. Peredhil

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    It says (using grubbs data) that I need 1.6 oz of supplement.

    Is this number the mixed supplement volume or the dry supplement pre-mix volume?
     
  5. RHorton

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    Peredhil, it depends on what recipe you got. Recipe 1 or recipe 2. I have the same kit so when I use the calculator I just pick recipe one for alk and cal, if you already have the gallon jugs mixed.
     
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    We'll need one of the monitors who is failure with the calculator to answer with certainty, reading through the information on the calculator, I would believe that answer given is in "dry" weight of the chemical...

    You might find it easer to use the BRS calculator and choose the Recipe 1 or 2 (depending on which you are using)...

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  7. RHorton

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    yeh I'm not sure either about the dry weight, when I use the cal I already have it mixed and the one here is dead on.
     
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  9. Peredhil

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    Yes, duh, of course you need that! I am using recipe 1 (slightly raises pH).


    You pick recipe one for alk and cal in the calculator here on 3reef? Are you referring to the Randy's recipe? Is that the same thing?
     
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    yes..:). its the same.
    like for my system I have 65 gallons total (refuge sump) so to raise my cal from 400 to 450 it takes 332 ml of cal.
     
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  11. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    Thanks folks. Problem solved thanks to you two.

    +K

    (I need 337.7ml so I just put 100 ml into todays top off water and will do same for next few days as needed)