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Old 01-19-2017, 09:19 PM
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Noob question, but I have just started to try this method. from my reading online, is it correct that regardless what my alk level is compared to cal, I need to dose both A and B equally with the rational that raising the calcium will drop the alk to desired levels?
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:59 PM
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Default 2 part..

yes.... that's the way 2 part works...


get your calcium and alk where you want be manual dosing...
then starting your auto dose,,,

measure,, wait a week,,, adjust

rinse repeat..
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:16 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong, I think it depends on what 2-part you are using, for some commercial 2-part you do need to dose equally but for BRS/home-made ones you don;t
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:41 AM
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you are probably right.. I have only used c-balance...
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:53 PM
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k thanks. That's what I bought, but since they do not have a mg I will be using the tech-m on top.

guess i'll also have to invest in a dosing pump lol
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Tech-M isn't a very good solution long-term. You'll use the whole bottle and it won't do hardly anything because Mg isn't horribly soluble. If one of you LFS carries Aquaforest or Brightwell, they both have dry powder options that are much cheaper in the long-run.
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:07 PM
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Thanks Myka. I don't see either of the options you mentioned on J&L and RS site, but I see they have bulk. I assume that will be the same.
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jl has brightwell,,,
oh and Kent tech-M is supposedly a solution for bryopsis if needed...


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Thanks Myka. I don't see either of the options you mentioned on J&L and RS site, but I see they have bulk. I assume that will be the same.
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:44 PM
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sorry was referring to the powder option.
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they have it in powder form also

http://www.jlaquatics.com/brightwell...1200-gram.html


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