Vleis's Dual Picos “Master Creation”. AKA Best Reefer in the world.

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    Yeah i think the PO4 is a bit on the low side... I do dose coral foods...

    AF Amino Mix
    AF Vitality
    AF Build
    AF Energy

    But yes, i will be asding fishes as soon as i get the right one
     
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    Yeah maybe some of whatever they call their coral food now (power food maybe?) or reefroids
    I'd be careful with the energy if you having trouble there - it might add to it adding copper
     
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    I did read that yes..... I did read Build & Energy needs to be used to gether cuz it can affect PH, not 100% sure.. Ill go read up again... Think energy is more a SPS additive anyway & im slowly moving sps out as the PICO isnt stable enough...
     
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    Well I didnt want to do WC to get the KH back up. Gonna lift from 5.9 to 7.5 over 3days with Bicarb.........

    Shaweeettttttt
     
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    Time is valuable, agree? Don't waste it:m41:
     
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    yeah okay okay, Only cuz i want my turbanaria to heal up, not becuz u said so...............................................
     
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    Exiting item hitting the pico tomorrow:slayer::slayer:
     
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    What?
     
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    a WATERCHANGE..... WHoooop Whooooooooooop
     
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    killkanga
     
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    The INFERNO PICO atlast living up to its name.....

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    Also baby sitting a frag for a mate till he starts next month.

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    Ooooooooooookay. So alkalinuty is up to my salt mix of 7.5dkh....

    Does anybody know how much dkh KALKWASSER actually adds? I only get references for the amount of Ca it adds
     
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    Which salt are you using? I'm gonna switch from Coral Sea to Coral Pro
     
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    Im using AF Probiotic. Might be looking at a salt with a high dkh as well
     
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    Thanks oom.

    Looks complicated. But i think i got it working.....

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    I just need to now chekc how much dkh & Ca im using a day........ Will monitor that over the week
     
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    Looks sensible enough.....otherwise just check the dkh same time each day & dial in that way.
     
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    Yeah im testing 17:30 everyday......Ill get get it right....

    problem is, my Ca is 440 which is fine & my dkh was about 2dkh to low.... So might even just dose Bicarb rather then Kalk... Ca seems to stay up there with the WC's.

    On the other hand the kalk will help with Ph since i only have surface agitation for aeration.

    Maybe ill look into a single head doser for the kalk or bicard. Zetlight has this neat little one that connects to the A200 wifi i have

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    Bicarb works pretty well nd doesn't seem to affect Ca nd Mg too much. I mix 1 packet into a 100ml bottle and dose approx 25ml from there...raises roughly 1 dkh.
     
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    lovley work Vleis!
     
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