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Old 01/09/2008, 10:46 PM
Icefire Icefire is offline
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How much Alk/Ca consume per week?

Well I changed my Alk test to Elos recently and been monitoring my Alk better. I loose 1dKh per 4 days (2dKh per week) in a low stocked 80G system.

I have 20 head of Candy Cane and about 100 heads of zoa, 3"x3" GSP and 2 small leather.

I had 10ml of baking soda every 4 days between test to keep it around 8.5dKH (it drop to 7-7.5dKh).

I have a fairly medium bioload (lots of fish, 1/2 are clown goby).

So how are yours? I'm starting to look at getting more LPS/SPS and I'm thinking of DIY a dosing system.
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PH 8.1, Alk 11, NH3/4, NO2, NO3 0, Temp 77-79F, SG 1.025
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:53 PM
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I put in 8 oz of Randy's #2 Alk daily, and 8 oz of Randy's #1 Ca (prestone) every other day.

Levels are

Ca - 432ppm
Alk - 10 dhh
Mag - Never tested it...
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:56 PM
ThaNgBOm321 ThaNgBOm321 is offline
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with a bunch of frags that where doing great, i was dumping a little under 3/4 cup of Randy's 2 part a day on my 155... to keep it above 400 and 8 dkh.. ( i dint do the lime water thing yet.. dint feel like messing with it.. cuz it takes a little while to get the right amount i need for my holding tank.. )

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Old 01/09/2008, 11:40 PM
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Snowboarda42, 8once oz of Randy #2 in a 40G is 4 dKH, so you loose 2 dKH per day.

Got a tank pic?
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2 ocelaris 1-1.5", 1 bandaii cardinal, 1 yellow watchman goby

1 pep. shrimp, 10 nas, 1 astrea , 1 cerrith snails

Some softys

PH 8.1, Alk 11, NH3/4, NO2, NO3 0, Temp 77-79F, SG 1.025
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:59 AM
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I have to add two tablespoons of baking soda and two of calcium to keep my levels up in my 55.
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Old 01/10/2008, 02:21 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Icefire
Snowboarda42,

Got a tank pic?
Yup.

Taken 4 months ago (9/5/07)
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Old 01/10/2008, 02:54 AM
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Good job. Looking good so far. Is that a green slimer above the clam?
 

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