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  1. Gary Roebuck

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    My kalkstirrer is about to give up the ghost, my calcium reactor makes a racket n the drop control continually blocks up, so... i'm contemplating a move to dosing Seachem Fusion 1 & 2...? anyone have thoughts on or experience with this product? :whistling:
     
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    I am using it with bubble magus dosing unit and have great results.
     
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    Gary Roebuck Thread Starter

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    i've heard 2ml/6hr for an average stocked tank... what is u're dosing regime?
     
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    Sorry to hijack, but does Reef fusion 1&2 replace mag or just KH and Calc.
     
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    no worries... all inputs are welcome..
    by all accounts only cal and a kh buffer.... but i'll go n take another look..
     
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    Magnesium is also dosed with reef fusion. As far as dosing amounts are concerned you need to work out your consumption rate and dose accordingly.
     
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    The reason I ask is cos ive been dosing reef fusion 1&2 and my values still remained low, it was only after testing my mag did i notice it was low, so was wondering if it replenishes mg in the correct ratio or alternative addition of MG is required.
     
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    Reef Fusion 1™ and Reef Fusion 2™ are the foundation of a system formulated to provide the essentials for the reef aquarium. Reef Fusion 1™ provides calcium, while Reef Fusion 2™ provides alkalinity. When used together, the Reef Fusion™ system will maintain calcium and alkalinity levels.

    Reef Fusion 1™ provides not only 100,000 mg/L of ionic calcium, but also includes biologically appropriate levels of magnesium, strontium, boron, iron, manganese, and molybdenum.

    Reef Fusion 2™ contains a mixture of carbonates and bicarbonates at an alkalinity of 4400 meq/L. It is designed to restore and maintain alkalinity in the reef aquarium and provide calcareous species with the essential carbonate needed for growth.

    When used as directed, Reef Fusion 1™ and Reef Fusion 2™ will maintain the critical levels of calcium and alkalinity necessary for healthy coral growth, while providing biologically appropriate levels of other elements and trace minerals.
     
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    as with everything u add to u're tank i think it's good practice to check the effect by testing... so start at an accepted dose (as per labeled instructions) n see how it works for u over a few weeks, make any adjustments based on what u're test kits are telling u...
    again.. just my 2c!
     
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    Speak to Lanzo at Dorry Pets. On the shop display, they removed the calcium reactor and went dosing route. Works a lot better for them.
     
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    I have been dosing fusion 1 & 2 for about 6 months in addition to using aquarium water ... params have been good since ...
     
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    The talk I have heard is that water from from two oceans aquarium requires more butfering than a mix of RO and salt .
     
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    I went the other way, dosing was driving me insane and it was way more expensive. However, I do have tons of SPS!
     
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    typical... altyd links van die regeering...!:tt2:
     
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    running a carx is cheaper in the long run especially on bigger systems such as calros that is SPS dominated
     
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    i run both, where the carx cant cope i adjust with dosing

    both have merits, both require some intervention, but if i had to recommend a param to keep in check, start with Alk
     
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    i was just chirping him a bit.... but on the serious side...
    cheaper..? obviously the cost of eishcom is not included in that calculation? granted it's a tiny little pump but compared to a dosing pump that operates once every 4 or 6 hours for a second or 2... n according to my lfs the 2ltr fusion combo will last at least 6 months.
     
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    @Gary Roebuck, :lol: I am always reg van regeering, if you say black I def say white. :lol: The boys are right I have a big system, should've added that in.
     
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    hahaha... i know! just thought i'd add a bit of lightheartedness before we start discussing mollies or something.....:tt2:
     
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    i gave him a call.. thanks!! seems dosing is working well for them, less variables n tingkering once the dosage has been set.
     
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