[Timezone Detection]
Create Account - Join in Seconds!

User Name: Email Address:
Human Verification

What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

Ay Carumba! 5.1dkh!


Bookmark and Share
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Milford Michigan
    Posts
    442
    First Name
    Tom

    Default Ay Carumba! 5.1dkh!

    I don't know how I let this get so out of whack, but I did. Lazy. My alk is at 5.1dkh, Mg way above 1500, Ca above 500, ph 8.28, sg 1026, temp 79

    I jumped on the CR calculator and it told me I need 660ml of my Bionic alk part. Do they want me to dump this per day (I understand, very slowly), but each day I put in 660ml? I'm trying to just get up to 7.1dhk. I'm dosing vodka/b7, so I'm supposed to keep it low to avoid burning the tips (from what I've read).

    Any advice would be appreciated very much. I can't imagine dumping in that much in one day.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - Ay Carumba! 5.1dkh!

  2. #2
    BeakerBob - Reefkeeper
    RIP

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Lansing, Michigan
    Posts
    461
    Awards Photo of the Month Photo of the Month

    Default

    Are you dosing daily Bionic supplements? If so, you have two options:

    1) dose the stated 660ml of my Bionic alk over a three to 4 day period so as to not stress the tank, or;

    2) just dose the ALK for the next week with no Ca dosing.

    Typically, when I get off-balance like this from dosing my DIY supplements, I choose option #2.
    Last edited by BeakerBob; 12-05-2011 at 06:10 PM. Reason: Correction for option #2
    BeakerBob - Past MMMC Club President, current Board Member
    imagephp?u1&amptypesigpic&ampdateline1261894023 - Ay Carumba! 5.1dkh!

  3. #3
    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    U.P. of Michigan.
    Posts
    7,560
    First Name
    Jamie
    Awards Photo of the Month - October 2012 Photo of the Month Post and Reply Award - Winner of the first PAR Contest. Monthly Giveaway Winner

    Default

    I'm following along here and I hope you don't mind me asking a question of BeakerBod. Concerning Tom's ca. Being that it's high 500+ wouldn't dosing the ca only raise it even more? I ask because I'm sort of in the same boat as Tom
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

  4. #4
    BeakerBob - Reefkeeper
    RIP

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Lansing, Michigan
    Posts
    461
    Awards Photo of the Month Photo of the Month

    Default

    My bad. I made a mistake by stating CA when it should be ALK.

    I have edited my original reply to reflect the correct info. Good Catch!!
    BeakerBob - Past MMMC Club President, current Board Member
    imagephp?u1&amptypesigpic&ampdateline1261894023 - Ay Carumba! 5.1dkh!

  5. #5
    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Milford Michigan
    Posts
    442
    First Name
    Tom

    Default

    Thanks Bob! I appreciate it.



    Quote Originally Posted by BeakerBob View Post
    Are you dosing daily Bionic supplements? If so, you have two options:

    1) dose the stated 660ml of my Bionic alk over a three to 4 day period so as to not stress the tank, or;

    2) just dose the ALK for the next week with no Ca dosing.

    Typically, when I get off-balance like this from dosing my DIY supplements, I choose option #2.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - Ay Carumba! 5.1dkh!

  6. #6
    slapshot - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Farmington Hills Michigan
    Posts
    725
    Awards Photo of the Month - May 2012 Photo of the Month Photo of the Month Tank of the Month

    Default

    Tom if your alk goes below 7 most sps will stop taking up calcium. That is why your calcium is so high. Same for mag I think. Being it up slooooowly to 8. Your corals will be very happy. Your lucky they did not RTN on you.

  7. #7
    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Milford Michigan
    Posts
    442
    First Name
    Tom

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot View Post
    Tom if your alk goes below 7 most sps will stop taking up calcium. That is why your calcium is so high. Same for mag I think. Being it up slooooowly to 8. Your corals will be very happy. Your lucky they did not RTN on you.
    I will go slow. Maybe over a week at least. Things weren't rtn'ing, but sure don't look great and not much growth at all. I've had disasters before trying to raise alk too quickly.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - Ay Carumba! 5.1dkh!

  8. #8
    dentdominator - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Saltwater USA
    Posts
    89
    First Name
    A

    Default

    I would start dosing .2 -.3mls of Alk and Cal 1:1 ratio per total tank water volume and start testing every 2 to 3 days. Then add 3mls of Mag for every 20mls of Alk/Cal.
    Likes Tom Toro liked this post

  9. #9
    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Milford Michigan
    Posts
    442
    First Name
    Tom

    Default

    I've been dosing 40 ml per day, very slowly and am up to 6.1. Going to keep going until I hit 8dkh and then cut in half to maintain and test in a week and adjust up or down?

    Also bought a new Salifert to double check my findings.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - Ay Carumba! 5.1dkh!

  10. #10
    slapshot - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Farmington Hills Michigan
    Posts
    725
    Awards Photo of the Month - May 2012 Photo of the Month Photo of the Month Tank of the Month

    Default

    Just watch your corals for any sign in stress. Take a few days off if you sense something.
    Likes Tom Toro liked this post

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

About CaptiveReefs

    If you are interested in learning about reefkeeping or have a problem with your reef, our reefkeeping community is here to help. Feel free to ask a question or search our site. We have lots of experienced reefkeepers that are willing to provide free reefkeeping advice!

    Besides being a great resource for all levels of reef aquarium hobbyists, CaptiveReefs is a social experience that will enhance your enjoyment of reefkeeping. CaptiveReefs is committed to connecting reefkeepers with the support and information they need to grow beautiful coral reef aquariums.

Information

Connect with Us