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    Hey guys currentlly I am dosing bionic in my tank to keep alk up, not using Ca b/c Oceanic is taking care of that If I figure out how much my tank evaporates a day (1 gal, ect.) could1 I add the alk buffer to my auto top off ro water, so it will dose for like 3-4 days? I figure if it is dilluted in ro, and dosed in smaller incriments it will make the tank more stable, I could also throw some Mg in there to supp as well. Is this just a pipe dream or will this work?
    Sean

    Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

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  • #2
    Sean, it can be done but not together[precipitation] The main problem is drip control with the buffer plugging your drip lines, "settling out" effect resulting in irregular concentrations or dumping too much buffer into the system with dire consequences for your corals. I do not recommend this. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      I used a Liter Meter lll for months to dose my two part and additional top off water.
      The LM3 would stay accurate to about 90% for 3-4 months before needing recalibration.
      I took the weak DYI two part receipe and diluted it 100%. I did need to pinch the end of the tube at least once a week to keep it flowing free.
      Dripping "IV style" as Bob said will be a continual battle to keep the drip constant.

      SteveU
      “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
      ...Charles F. Kettering

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      • #4
        yeah but if its dripping in just when water evaporates doesnt mean that the alk is goin down does it ? isnt the alk being used up like cala ?
        Nick
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        • #5
          Well its not the whole 2 part system just the buffer part, so there will be know pricipitation. My whole Idea is to keep alk more stable than adding it 2x's a day and bumping it up 1/2 a point each time it does it. The reason why I thought of this is because the bionic gallon jugs have to be dilluted with ro
          Sean

          Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

          Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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          • #6
            and also they have have dosers for them both so i dont know y it wouldnt
            Nick
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Diesel3443
              I could also throw some Mg in there to supp as well. Is this just a pipe dream or will this work?
              Sean, mixing the Mg with buffer part will result in precipitates. As Steve mentioned, a dosing pump could be implored but dripping/gravity could be disasterous. Bob
              "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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              • #8
                ok so if I just use the buffer in the water and not mg it will work correct? I can still just dose Mg separately
                Sean

                Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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                • #9
                  cant you use one if the bionic dosers ?
                  Nick
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                  • #10
                    If I can do this than I wont need the doser I just need the go ahead to do it with buffer only. Than I will do it
                    Sean

                    Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                    Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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                    • #11
                      i hear ya just lettin u know theres a doser they sell
                      Nick
                      Nick
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                      • #12
                        thanx for the heads up bro
                        Sean

                        Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                        Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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                        • #13
                          lol anytime
                          Nick
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                          • #14
                            Got my answer from RC---Seach funtion actually worked for me--- In one of Randy's post he said it is fine if only adding one part
                            Sean

                            Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                            Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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                            • #15
                              awesome u gonna do it ?
                              nick
                              Nick
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