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Calcium 320. How fast should I increase?


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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Calcium 320. How fast should I increase?

    My doser was sucking air for awhile I guess as the feed tube was somehow raised above the calcium fluid. Anyway I'm now at 320 and to get back up to 450, the calculator wants me to add 2200ml of recipe 2 to get it back up.

    How fast should I add this without seizing pumps, harming livestock etc.?

    Alk 9.6 (that creeped up from 9.3.
    Ca 320
    Mg 1500
    PH 7.93 this morning
    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 - Calcium 320.  How fast should I increase?

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    You can increase it in two steps. Just hand drop it , dont use the doser for that.

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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manoj's Reef View Post
    You can increase it in two steps. Just hand drop it , dont use the doser for that.
    So you're saying around a 1000ml a day? Then after the two drops, back online with my doser.

    Thanks for the help,
    Tom
    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 - Calcium 320.  How fast should I increase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Toro View Post
    So you're saying around a 1000ml a day? Then after the two drops, back online with my doser.

    Thanks for the help,
    Tom
    Yes if thats what the calculation says for your water volume. Make sure the calculation is correct.

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    If it we're me I would split that large of a doase into fours or six doases in two days and test like crazy to make sure it doesn't raise to fast.Dramatic swings are very hard on livestock.320 is low but be careful how fast you bring it up by hand doaseing which is best with that much to be added.Slow and easy is my favorite rule,Just my .02 tho good luck !

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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by binford4000 View Post
    If it we're me I would split that large of a doase into fours or six doases in two days and test like crazy to make sure it doesn't raise to fast.Dramatic swings are very hard on livestock.320 is low but be careful how fast you bring it up by hand doaseing which is best with that much to be added.Slow and easy is my favorite rule,Just my .02 tho good luck !
    Good stuff, Chuck. I'm doing 250ml adds very slowly. I'll def. test frequently to make sure I don't mess up. Things are going well finally.

    I'll have an answer for you tomorrow or tues. She goes back to work tomorrow.
    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 - Calcium 320.  How fast should I increase?

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