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About Bowen1022

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  • Birthday 01/03/1997

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    Sandpoint, Idaho/Portland, Oregon
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    Track and Field, Reefing, Too much PlayStation

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  1. Bowen1022

    Planted aquarist first reef(IM Nuvo 10)

    PC Master Race. Sweet build btw
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    A College Fusion

    Just found.. or refound this tread. Following along
  3. Bowen1022

    UNS 3n

    Aquascape looks awesome! Following along
  4. Bowen1022

    Alkalinity Rising without Dosing

    Ive been testing relatively at the same time but I don't think that would explain a rise from around 9dKH to 11dKH would it? And I get my RO water from a local store and its not high in alk and I tasted it... not SW lol. What could be dripping alk into the tank? The equipment I have: IM 10g AIO, The pump that comes with it, ghost skimmer, in tank media basket with floss and chemipure blue, some mangroves, an airstone, and a jebao powerhead. I don't think any of these would add alk would it?
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    Alkalinity Rising without Dosing

    No weird rocks they are all from BRS (reef saver) and the tank is about 5 months old
  6. Bowen1022

    Alkalinity Rising without Dosing

    I haven't tested the increase in 24 hours but, in one week it went up about 1dKH. I just cant get it down and stable.
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    Alkalinity Rising without Dosing

    Never had a nitrate problem. So no super drastic changes in nitrate. Could it happen just by anaerobic bacteria processing nitrate too fast?
  8. Hey guys, I have a situation where my alkalinity will not stop going up. I have never dosed alk to my aquarium and I have no idea why it continues to rise. I will do a water change, test my alk and its around 9 then a few days later I will test and it is back up to 11 or so. I am using lfs water and when I test it, it is around 8dKH. My parameters are Ca: 420ppm, Alk: 11.2dKH, Mg: 1280ppm, Nitrate: 2ppm. Ive been using Red Sea for Ca, Alk, and Mg but bought a salifert Alk to retest still the same results. Anyone have any idea what could be happening?
  9. Bowen1022

    AI prime program

    Here are a few programs that are based off EcoTech AB+ settings https://1drv.ms/f/s!Akco_cmvvLNrgZdidaM1bosnUqv21g
  10. Bowen1022

    Harry’s Riddikulus Reefer 350: **NewPhotos**

    Ive been dealing with this exact thing. Its reallyl disappointing especially when you have mostly SPS frags. Good luck in the recovery
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    BRS 2 Part

    Ok so it happened again. This time I dosed 2ml up from 7.7dkh and it went all the way to 11dKH. Maybe my test kit is jacked up
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    BRS 2 Part

    I just watched the BRS video on 2 part dosing and they said you can test about an hour after the dose so I waited 2 hours and tested. The main reason I was confused is because I used the calculator one day and get a dosing amount of 7ml and it barely changed the numbers then I dose 5ml the next day and it jacks everything up. I tested again this morning and Alk is still around 9.3dkh. I think once I get it down to around 8.3dkh I will do that method. I normally do that as well I just thought I would test daily and adjust it... now I regret lol. Hopefully I don't lose and corals. Thanks Harry
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    BRS 2 Part

    Hi everyone, I just have a quick question about a problem I had with BRS 2 Part dosing. I measured Alk yesterday around 5pm, it was at 7.3dkh and so I used the BRS calculator to get it to 8.3 and it said to dose 7ml. I decided to do 5ml, test and dose the other 2ml. When I tested again (about 7pm) it measured 7.7dkh so I added the extra 2ml's. Today I tested Alk also around 5pm and it was at 7.5dkh and I wanted to get it up to 8.3dkh only I used the calculator and it said to dose 5ml so I did and tested at 7pm again and the test came out to 9.3dkh. I use the salifert test kits and have a 10g Fusion, when using the calculator I estimated around 8.5g actual volume. Anyone know why the dkh value could have gone up even though I dosed less?
  14. Bowen1022

    Bowen's IM Fusion 10 - Pt. 2

    Havent posted an update in quite a while. Ive been having an STN problem and I have no clue why. All my parameters are steady right where I want them Calcium: 420ppm Alk: 7.7dkh Mg: 1400 NO3: between 1-2ppm PO4: 0.015ppm I wish I knew what was going on. Any suggestions are helpful!
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    Urbanek's ADA Trio

    Forgive me if you posted this already, what does your light schedule look like?