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

Results: 2 part what do you use?

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  • Seachem Reef Fusion Two Part System 1 & 2 Calcium and Carbonate Supplement

    2 33.33%
  • Kent Marine Nano Reef Parts A & B - 8oz each

    1 16.67%
  • E.S.V. B-Ionic 2-Part Calcium Buffer

    3 50.00%

Using 2 part manually?


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Default Using 2 part manually?

    I would like to have it on-hand if and when I start.
    Last edited by MizTanks; 05-04-2011 at 06:54 AM.
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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    LOL, guess I get to give the first input. I've only used the ESV, so can't speak to the rest at all.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Guess I shouldn't have made this into a poll-ahdah!

    What is a B-Ionic system?

    Thanks Wy
    Last edited by MizTanks; 05-04-2011 at 12:27 PM.
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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Guess I shouldn't have made this into a poll-ahdah!

    What is a B-Ionic system?

    Thanks Wy
    Well B-Ionic is just the name of their two part additives, I assume because both the calcium and the alk substance are being added as chemical ions.

    The first part adjusts your calcium, the second adjust alkalinity. From what I've read, the B-Ionic is more expensive than some of the others, but it also contains some of the trace elements, which the cheaper two parts do not.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I looked up the ESV and it's not that expensive. So since my cal is 440 and my kh is 9 would you recommend me using the 2 part in order to keep these reading consistent? I've always depended upon my salt to do this. However now that my corals are increasing (couple of sps) I don't want to worry about these levels dropping off.
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    I use Aqua Vitro, so I can not participate in your poll.

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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    I looked up the ESV and it's not that expensive. So since my cal is 440 and my kh is 9 would you recommend me using the 2 part in order to keep these reading consistent? I've always depended upon my salt to do this. However now that my corals are increasing (couple of sps) I don't want to worry about these levels dropping off.
    I would recommend that you use it with caution initially, and only if you are seeing a drop in your levels. Never dose anything without testing. If you are doing frequent enough water changes, you really shouldn't need it. With a big enough SPS load however, even two part may not be enough to keep up with the demand and you may need to supplement (don't think you are in this boat yet Jamie, just saying in general).
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    I make my own 2 part solutions. My computer crashed, so I don't have the link to making it... but if you google "Randy Holmes-Farley DIY 2 part dosing" (or something like that) you should get to it pretty quickly. It's easy to do and will save you a lot of money.

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    You don't have the BRS option in your poll, or I would have chosen then. I have used ESV in the past and really liked it, just the BRS 2 part that you mix yourself is much cheaper.

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    I know! It was dumb of me to make it a poll question. Didn't know what I was doing-never used *the poll* feature before wanted to try it-lmao!
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