Reef Foundation ABC+

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  1. Lobster

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    Hi all
    Have anyone tried making stock solution with Reef foundation ABC+?
    using the instructions as per the attched page taken from Red sea Website

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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Its great but you will also need to use it in conjunction with either A,B or C to balance out which ever element your system uses more of.
    My old system was heavy on ALK so i used B with ABC+
     
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    Thanks for replying.
    I am using it at the moment (great product):thumbup:
    I think you misunderstood me, I want to make some stock solution of the A,B and C to add. if my parameters are not balanced.:whistling:
     
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    I think we both confused red sea make an all in one sulouton called ABC+ which raises Ca, Alk & Mg in a set ratio. Red Sea also make the individual components A, B, C That do Ca, Alk, Mg individually.

    So to answer your question red sea make ABC+, I would not mix the individual compoments as they state they should be added 10 min appart.
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    @Lobster Red Sea ABC+ as per your title on the thread goes straight into the sump and can not be made into a stock solution and is only good for systems up to 300ltrs. you would need to use a, b, c, foundation elements seperately to get your parameters where you want them one at a time, then using the balanced abc+ to maintain this. In your pic it is the stock solution for the individual A B C powder supplements so am assuming you want stock solution of the individual powders is this correct ?

     
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    Hi Butcherman
    I am also using the individual components A, B, C but i ran out of Reef foundation C ( MG)
    According the attacment from Red Sea it is possible.I just like to know if anyone tried it before and did it work? :(
     
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    Thats right :thumbup:
     
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    okay i see ( sorry blond moment) :blush: so you can only make your own solution from the indiv. supplement powder
     
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    you can create individual stock solutions ie only ca, only alk, only mg as per the table you posted

    the ABC+ powder makes an all in one stock solution with the ca alk mg in a std ratio.

    from the manual
     
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    thanks Butcerman:blush:
     
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    its simple, use ABC+ to maintain levels of Ca Alk Mg together

    use A or B or C to adjust individual levels as needed.

    Always test befor dosing. compare results on the charts supplied. dose accordingly ;)

    Works great :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Butcherman
     
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    Thanks buddy will give it a try:thumbup:
     
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    no worries i found this stuff very nice as i could add poder directly to the first chamber of the sump. By the time it reached tank is had mixed in and water was clear, lager doses might be wise to add 3 doses over 30 min but thats up to you
     
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    I normally dose separately so will keep it that way but think I'll mix it first & then add it to the sump.
     
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    Quick question,,, @butcherman @MistaOrange ,,,

    Wil it be possible to mix the separate element a, b, and c with ro water, and then put it in a container so that I may dose it with the marine magic triple doser? Or do you have to add it straight after mixing?

    Idea is to dose it daily according to shortfalls...
     
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    no you can mix a single element A or B or C with RO to create a stock solution. you can then dose with the marine magic doser :thumbup:

    Just remeber to follow the correct amounts suited for your tank and remeber to test your tank!
     
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    K cool. Thanks man:thumbup:
     
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