I don't have a clue what "triple buffer" is - could you please elaborate?I am running out of triple buffer.
Plain common koeksoda (bicarbonate of soda) available from any Pick&Pay or chemist. I normally use Buffalo brand because of the plastic bottles it comes in, but Robertson's works just as wellWhat do you guys suggest purchasing for buffer ?
Quite correct, Ivan - and excellent advice. One could go one step further with DIY additives, though, and add magnesium as well (as I do ) - then the major ions are all balanced, or rather close to it...I would recommend making the following two stock solutions for calcium and alkalinity: (a lot more balanced than just bicarb and calcium chloride)
Would you introduce this to the system as per drip or reactor ?good explination Hennie! However, If budget, calcification and consumption rates is not too high, I would recommend making the following two stock solutions for calcium and alkalinity: (a lot more balanced than just bicarb and calcium chloride)
Use 297gramms of seachem reef builder in 3.8 litres of ro/di water and 197gramms of seachem reef advantage calcium in 3.8 litres of ro/di. Add 38 ml of each to raise your alk by 1dkh and your calcium by 7ppm per 100 litres of tank volume.
Yopu do have a "oooohss" and 'aaahhhhss" tank, everyone comments on your monster nemmie. And other than your solvable problems it is a good looking tankWarr - I know that Alan mixes bicarb of soda and carbonate soda, in a 2 to 1 ratio. If I understood correctly, he uses 2 tablespoons of bicarb to one tablespoon of carbonate of soda.
I am not so exact in my measurements - I go by the "feel of things" - not that my tank is yet one of the best around - but I am getting there.....
Now - If I could only get rid of the aptaisia and "grass" in my tank - I too would have a tank that everyone "oooohss" and 'aaahhhhss" about ;-)
Alan, would you say I could use this formula for smaller less stock tanks ?Yeah i use 2 teaspoons bicarb and i teaspoon carbonate[washing soda] everyday but please remember this is in 2500L of water with a fairly heavily stacked system. Jacques dont be down on yourself about your system you are suffering problems most of us suffer with only difference is you have the courage to post pics.
I am waiting to see Hennies recipe and would recommend if going the DIY route to do the same.
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