Poll of the Day: Additives

What additives are added to your aquarium?

  • 2 Part Alk, Calcium and Mag such as (BRS 2 Part)

    Votes: 17 54.8%
  • Homemade 2 Part (like the older days of reefkeeping)

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • Trace Elements (Any of the readily available products on the market)

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • Nothing Added

    Votes: 4 12.9%
  • Other (Anything added that isn't listed here)

    Votes: 7 22.6%

  • Total voters
    31

Slombardi

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
#8
Brs ca, mg, alk. 5% weekly wc with added trace elements, potassion and iodine. I have been slowly adding these based on a Triton test every 6 months. Starting with half the recommended dose and working up based on the next test.
 

nemodan

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
#15
B-ionic 2 parts. Never added Mg. I have not added anything else in... could be 4 years (I am losing track of time).

On my total 100G system (if tanks were empty of stuff) I change every week 25 G of water. Could be that compensate for all that I am not doing/adding.

Cheers
Daniel
 

ReeferSutherland

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
#19
Wow! I’m surprised how many 2 part people there are! I used to do that because I thought it was easier, but water changes don’t really keep up with the trace elements eventually and I started losing corals. Since I started a calcium reactor it seems way easier and it adds old corals skeletons to the water basically so it’s exactly what they need to grow. And I also add amino acids so their tissue can keep up with the skeletal growth. I’m guessing what steers people away initially is the upfront cost of all the CaRx components. But once you have that there is no more cost except for co2 and media eventually


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sikxability

Well-Known Member
BRS Member
#20
Wow! I’m surprised how many 2 part people there are! I used to do that because I thought it was easier, but water changes don’t really keep up with the trace elements eventually and I started losing corals. Since I started a calcium reactor it seems way easier and it adds old corals skeletons to the water basically so it’s exactly what they need to grow. And I also add amino acids so their tissue can keep up with the skeletal growth. I’m guessing what steers people away initially is the upfront cost of all the CaRx components. But once you have that there is no more cost except for co2 and media eventually


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Hard to run a calcium reactor when you have a small system, which is my case. Much easier to dose two part. Maybe something similar for others.
 

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