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  1. EasyReefs EasyDose: A Collection of Phytoplankton Foods In Fluid Bags That Attach to Your Dosing Pump for Feeding Soft and NPS Corals, Clams, & Inverts Phytoplankton, or marine microalgae, are microscopic vegetable cells that are found in the sea. Phytoplankton is at the base of the food chain in aquatic ecosystems. It serves as food for higher organisms, like zooplankton, filter feeders, and plant-eating corals. Marine phytoplankton is considered a superfood because it contains vitamins, essential fatty acids (EPA, DHA, ARA, GLA), essential amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and bioactive compounds involved in the metabolic activities of all living beings in general, and of marine organisms in particular. EasyDose by EasyReefs is one of the most game-changing product lines to hit the hobby. They've been thoroughly tested and proven safe and laboratory environments They are clean and ready to use. a veritable advancement for aquariums and aquarists. EasyDose is suspended in gel form and comprised of marine microalgae and marine minerals that can be preserved at room temperature for over 18 months. Easybooster. Liquid phytoplankton that is ready to use, easy and clean. Easyart. For culture, growing and maintenance of artemia, molluscs and other crustaceans. Easyroti (Prof.). For rotifer culture Easyrich (Monodosis y Prof.). For zooplancton enrichment. Easyconnect. Adaptor for Easydose prof formats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsNMUfA60yA Do corals feed off phytoplankton? Not many coral species feed directly on phytoplankton. However, all coral species feed indirectly off of it. How does EasyBooster affect the aquarium? The proliferation of microfauna and its subsequent reproduction produces an increase in the availability of zooplankton in the water column and rocks. This provides food for the corals, completing their nutritional requirements, and feed for fish that capture their prey between the rocks or in the sediment (Synchiropus, Valencianea, etc.). How do I know if EasyBooster is working correctly in my aquarium? The first symptom that it’s working correctly is the intensification of the color of SPS corals. Non-photosynthetic plant-eating corals swell and open their polyps to feed. Other filter feeders like Tridacnas, Seballestraei, etc. show increased growth and activity. In a short amount of time, there is a significant increase in the microfauna present in the aquarium, and fans and sponges appear soon after. Does EasyBooster increase the amount of phosphate in the aquarium? Yes, as do all foods in more or less measure. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for life. However, the bioavailability of phosphorus associated with phytoplankton makes this quickly turn into biomass that does not disperse along the water column like a residual nutrient. Is it important to begin using EasyBooster in increasing doses? It is not only important; it is vital for the aquarium’s balance that you begin using it at a low dose and gradually increase it according to the instructions. This is to ensure that the bacteria, filter feeders and microfauna present in the aquarium increase gradually so that most of the phytoplankton we provide gets consumed. At what moment in the photoperiod should I add EasyBooster? If adding it manually, we recommend spacing out the doses, ideally two hours after the lights are turned on and one hour after the lights have been turned off. If you will only be dosing once a day, you should do it one hour after the lights have been turned off. If using a dosing pump, you should program it do provide a dose various times a day. Once opened, how long does EasyBooster 14 or 28 (single-use bags) maintain its properties? If only using a portion of the contents of the bag, the rest should be used in the following 24 hours. Once opened, how long does EasyBooster 25 maintain its properties? The product will not be altered if you are careful to maintain the bag well closed and sealed, extracting all the air that may have entered the bag. If using EasyBoster 25 as shown in the image, it will be maintained intact during the same period indicated by the expiration date. This is because the suction from the dosing pump compresses the bag preventing any air from entering. Once opened, how long does EasyBooster prof maintain its properties? EasyBooster prof properties are not altered with respect to its expiration date because the packaging is designed specifically so that oxygen and humidity do not come into contact with the product. Can EasyReefs corals and EasyBooster be used for the same purpose? Yes, both products have been developed as feed for the base of the aquarium food chain. Are there any advantages to using EasyBooster or EasyReefs Corals? Yes! Currently, EasyReefs Corals are comprised of a blend of 3 microalgae with a highly effective nutritional profile. However, EasyBooster contains 4 microalgae that guarantee an optimum nutritional profile. EasyReefs Corals is only lyophilized phytoplankton, whereas EasyBooster is phytoplankton suspended in a mineral solution that contributes to the re-establishment of some compounds that are necessary for the aquarium, like magnesium and potassium. EasyBooster can be added to the aquarium automatically through a dosing pump, making it very easy to use compared to preparing the lyophilized product. Can I pour EasyBooster directly over corals? No. Easybooster is designed to be dispersed in water and act as an activator of the food chain, not as feed for corals. The mineral solution is too concentrated and could damage the animal’s tissues.
  2. Hey guys and gals, I have a 5 gallon pico (link is in my signature) and have noticed that the Alk has been running a little on the low end. Coral consist of softies, LPS and a couple SPS frags. I recently switched to Tropic Marin Pro Reef. My Alk is testing in around 6.5-7.0 after water changes, which is a little lower than TMPR mixes up to. (~7.7) I was using Instant Ocean Reef Crystals with great success, but this is supposed to mix up at a much higher Alk and the batch I recently mixed and tested is only hitting high 7s in Alk. I don't like the inconsistency I am seeing in this batch. I also realize that if I continued using Reef Crystals for my usual one gallon water change, and it is mixing up at advertised 13 alk, my tank would jump from 6.4 to over 8 in a single water change, which I think is too much. Two weeks ago, I tested the Alk daily using a Hanna checker and found about .1 Alk drop every two days. Below is the testing results I performed this past week after a water change; it looks like the tank is using up about .1 Dkh Alk daily. All tests were done with the salifert, and I used a hanna checker a bunch of the days as well. Freshly Mixed Tropic Marin Pro Reef Levels: Alk - 7.7 Cal - 425 Mag 1305 3/29 - After 25% Water Change (~1 Gallon) Alk - 6.8 Cal - 395 Mag 1245 3/30 - Alk - 6.7 Cal - 395 Mag 1260 3/31 - Alk - 6.5/6.6 Hanna Alk - 6.7 Cal - 395 Mag 1260 4/01 - Alk - 6.5 Hanna Alk - 6.4 Cal - 395 Mag 1275 4/02 - Alk - 6.4 Hanna Alk - 6.3 Cal - 385 Mag 1245 4/03 - Alk - 6.4. Hanna Alk - 6.2 Cal - 395 Mag 1245 4/04 - After 25% Water Change (~1 Gallon) Alk - 6.55. Hanna Alk - 6.7 Cal - 395 Mag 1305 I don't think that water changes will keep up with this drop since after a water change I am still below 7 Dkh. My question is, should I be dosing this tank or just perform larger water changes to keep up with the demand? I already have the ESV B-Ionic two part system, so if I am dosing I will be using that. If so, should I be performing a couple larger water changes first to get parameters closer to what my salt mixes up to? Any advice or experience dosing such a small tank would be really great. Thanks!
  3. Hi guys, I wanted to share with you my Arduino DIY Dosing Pump.I worked on them for some time so i have many versions of it, but the final one is great and can dose with a great precision (0.1 ml).Here a pic of the finale work: Build on Nodemcu, a ESP8266 chip based they are controlled via Web: You can also log all your test results on the website and have graphs You have an alarm when your containers are going out of liquids: And you have alarms on power failure too: You can find all the step by step instruction and the software at: JoyreefFeel free to ask for details, or help.
  4. Psilopsych

    Seachem 2 part dilution?

    My system 10g cube is about 6g total water volume and I am losing 1dkh a day. I am manually dosing 1.8ml of Seachem fusion 2 to bring me back up to 8. I have to dose twice a day and I’m worried about big swings. I would like to spread this dose out to about 4 times a day by using a dosing-pump. I picked up a Jebao and I understand that it only doses 1ml increments. So here is the question. Can I dilute my 2part with RODI so that I can spread out the dosing and maintain my parameters better? Ie 1:10 ratio of 2part and RODI there by dosing 18 ml diluted solution a day. Would the dilution be as effective? I’m sure there is someone here that has a solution to this problem. Thanks
  5. AyeNick

    Bay Area Nuvo 10

    Hi all, and hi to the Nuvo 10 community! For the past year or so, I've been wanting a reef of my own, and I'm now addicted. I decided on the Innovative Marine Nuvo 10 for the compact size and transportability, given that I plan to take it to college eventually. As of the moment I am writing this, I currently have put the rock and sand into the tank, after cycling the rock for about 3 weeks in a 5-gallon bucket using Fritz Turbo Start. The sand is Fiji Pink, and the rocks are Walt Smith 2.1. I have the tank on the 10 gallon white JBJ Nano Cubey Stand, which looks really great with the tank. Equipment List IM Nuvo 10 Tank 10 Gallon White JBJ Nano Cubey Stand AI Hydra 26 HD (Modified AB+ Settings) Cobalt Neo-Therm 50 watt heater (best heater on the market) Sicce Syncra .5 Return Pump Vortech mp10wqd inTank Media Basket (Running inTank filter floss, 2 chemi pure blue nano packets, and 1 marinepure cube) Tunze Nano ATO (Not running a skimmer, I'm running 4 MarinePure cubes in the second chamber) Aquatic Life 100gpd RODI unit Tropic Marin Pro Reef salt (mixes extremely fast) Tank as of August 16, 2019. No light or ATO yet. Tank as of October 2, 2019. Hydra 26 with diffuser has been added. Snails, hermits, and goby have been introduced. No corals quite yet.
  6. adam_ducote

    Aquavitro Fuel

    How often are you guys dosing fuel? I have rather low nitrates between 2-5ppm. Ammonia and nitrate are both 0.
  7. Kamoer F4 PRO: How to Setup & Schedule a Dosing Program Get your new doser up & running FAST with this video!
  8. Trigger Systems: Pay Over Time - 3, 6, or 12 months! Pay as low as 0% APR Financing on Trigger Systems with Affirm
  9. Krish87

    Do you dose your nano tanks?

    Dear Reefers, i'm interested to understand "dosing" for nano tanks, specifically if it is a mixed reef. Per my research and conversations with local reefers here, I learnt that regular water changes is good enough. But I still wanted to seek your thoughts around this topic. Any information / experiences is really appreciated.
  10. Hey guys quick question - Can you dose Part A, B and Mag with this product ?!? Seems as if this reefer got amazing growth with the stuff - and that purple cap wow! Replenish Trace Elements http://brightwellaquatics.com/products/replenish.php Rare Purple Monti Cap grown using Replenish http://reefbuilders.com/2018/06/06/how-to-grow-the-most-intense-purple-rim-monti-cap/
  11. Hey everyone, So I didnt want to hijack other peoples threads just to ask, and although I felt like I could infer the answer from other's posts, I didn't want to jump the gun yet. Essentially I used to use the API GH liquid test to test for my alk, but I have recently got a Hanna dkh checker to start more accurate testing, and watched the videos I could on proper testing and what not. I had decided to start recording my Alk to see my trend in it. I noticed it drops .2-.4 dkh every 24 hours and wondered if its the corals or could something else be the issue? and if that drop merits a need to start dosing yet. I have been doing water changes about every 3 days since I started recording, to bring the Alk back up. the trend looks like this; 25g AIO 7.6 dkh 5/17 3pm 7.4 dkh 5/18 3pm 7.0 dkh 5/19 3pm 7.7 dkh post WC that night at 10pm 7.4 dkh 5/20 6pm (was unavailable to do test until later) 7.2 dkh 5/21 3pm I started testing my salt mix after mixing and I noticed my reef crystals was 9.9 dkh 5/19 for reference and i do 3 gallon changes. so another of my questions is if 8 dkh is a good number to shoot for? I noticed alot more coral growth now I am changing the water in response to dkh at or below 7. the thing that worries me is going much higher because I have a biopellet reactor and do not want to accidentally alk burn my corals, when I can get the biopellet reactor pushing my tank towards very low nitrates. my testing from before water change on 19th was 520 ppm Ca (API Calcium liquid test) 7.0 dkh alk (Hanna ALK checker) 1.0255 s.g. (refractometer I calibrate with fluid before all testing) 0-0.03 ppm PO4 (Salifert Phosphate test) 15 ppm nitrate (API liquid test) are these okay parameters to have? I use chaeto in a chamber, starting up biopellets, a protein skimmer, and water changes for nutrient export. my corals dont seem unhealthy, and I think since being more frequent with the water changes its helped alot with growth in my pocillopora and branching montipora. anyways, thanks to everyone who responds,
  12. So I've been doing quite a bit of research on using hydrogen peroxide and I think I'm ready to do it I've been battling green hair algae pretty heavily in my main display tank for a while now it's killed off all my smaller frags and my large colonies are starting to struggle. I feel like I've been out of point where I can't add anything new to the tank for a couple months now. I was going to use food-grade but I can't find any local source and and I see people have success with the standard 3% available. From what I gather I should start with one milliliter per 10 gallon but that really doesn't seem a lot especially with the amount of tank that I need to do. I can remove my rocks if necessary but I would really like to not do that method, mostly to not having a proper place to store the rock while doing the treatment. The store is also going to be another source of before and after so Brandon can add to his ever-growing collection of success hopefully. First let's list what I've done for the past 6 Plus months: Manual removal and scrubbing with a firm brush and toothbrush. Reducing feeding to bare minimum for livestock, which they hated as they are super spoiled. I run both carbon and gfo. Set up an install a sump and refugium. Been up and running successfully for about 4 months now Deep clean my sand bed Recently treated fluconazole, this was a double whammy as a fish purchased had a fungal infection. Some GHA got a little white but no effects that was measurable beyond that. Sadly the fish did not make it. Many many hours of tank husbandry and maintenance. Reduce lighting schedule and intensity. Sweat and Tears, though I think that's just raising the salinity... So now my goal and treatment going forward assuming I'm correct is: Kill pumps and Flow Manually remove as much as I can from area without water change. Target one section of rock with algae a day with 5ml, 45g tank+sump Maintain normal water change schedule, 15g once a week. Does this sound right guys, guru @brandon429 ? I do have an RODI system and I can make SW at home if I have to do a water change after each dose. Edit: Photos added, this is what it looks like 3 weeks after a deep scrub.
  13. 805NanoReef

    Dosing and Water Change

    So eventually I am gonna start dosing once I reach a certain amount of corals.. My question is.. When dosing Alk, Cal and Mag to the correct levels.. will a water change be needed monthly? and if so do I re adjust my dosing since i have replenished what im dosing? Im new at this lol Ive read how to calculate how much to dose after testing but not sure what happens after a water change
  14. Segalplayer

    Prodibio

    Hey there guys, just wondering if any of my fellow reefers have used any prodibio products and how they played out. I saw marinedepot.com has the nano pack of 30 doses of prodibio (1 row of 5 every 15 days I believe for all the 5 parts to be properly dosed ) . heres the link of you don’t know what I’m taking about: https://www.marinedepot.com/Prodibio_BIO_KIT_NANO_REEF_Saltwater_Aquarium_Additives_Supplements_Bacteria_Supplements-Prodibio-PD02737-FIADBS-vi.html Thanks for any of your exp!
  15. Nano_Addict

    Dosing with Kalkwasser

    Hey everyone! I'm looking into setting up a basic dosing regimen for my tank using Kalkwasser and my ATO system and perhaps moving to 2-part dosing in the future when the tanks needs require it. The tank is a IM 20 fusion (guessing it has about 15 gal of water in it). The tank has been up and running for about 10 months and has had decent growth throughout most of the past 10 months. However, things seem to have begun to slow down recently. Additionally, all the zoanthids have been struggling for quite some time. I've been pretty diligent with water changes, usually changing about 2.5 gal once a week, assuming this would be sufficient to replenish the tanks calcium and alk needs and falling into the lazy reefer syndrome of not testing but once a month. However, I tested the tank this past Sunday (3 days after a water change) and got the following results: pH - 7.85 Alk - 5.7 dKH Ca - 390 ppm I performed a large water change yesterday (I've always used Coral Pro Salt) and was able to bring the Alk back up to a more acceptable 7.4 dKH. I'm going to test again today to see what the daily usage looks like. Currently, i'm planning to follow BRS's recommendation of: Low Demand - 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of top off water and go from there. I've always been super hesitant to start dosing since doing it wrong can have such dire consequences. However, since the overarching goal is to start introducing SPS into this tank, this is definitely a bridge I need to cross. So, with all that being said, does anyone have any advice / lessons learned to get started dosing Kalk? Cheers!
  16. Hi. The motors of my Jebao DP-4 Dosing Pump are corroding. Of the 4 pumps/heads, the 2 that are being used for dosing vinegar are the only ones getting their motor pins corroded. I'm guessing that somehow, a little bit of the vinegar gets its way out of the head tubing and into the motor pin. Nothing is wet in there... So it must be very little or even some kind of fume, gas or exudation. Anyone experienced this? Any ideas of what could be happening? Also, if you are dosing vinegar via dosing pump, I would like to know which dosing pumps are you using without issue (let's say for a year+). Thanks.
  17. Marine Depot

    Customize Your Sump with Somatic

    Customize Your Sump with Somatic  Start with an affordable sump/skimmer bundle then add on precision-fit accessories like dosing containers, a probe holder, and an ATO reservoir to improve the performance and capabilities of your filter system. Somatic's modular accessories can be added all at once or one at a time. Â
  18. Hi everyone. I've been having some problems with low alkalinity over the past while (a month? Two months?), and have been posting about it on my build thread, but it's time to get a wider spread of opinions on this. My tank is a 2.5 year old biocube 29, biweekly water changes of 16l with RSCP. The tank has softies, LPS, and several types of macro. I tested alk a while back and it was at either 5 or 6 (can't remember). Oddly enough my coral all looked fine because it was stable I guess. The trend became that I would do a water change which would raise it 1dkh, and by the next water change (a week later, I upped my schedule to weekly from bi-weekly to try and keep up with demand) it would have dropped 1dkh. It was clear that water changes wouldn't be enough to keep alk up so I ordered Seachem Reef Builder to begin dosing. I measured consumption for a week and came back with 0.2dkh/day. I raised my alk to 7, and planned to dose the 0.2dkh/day to maintain it. Alk started dropping faster once it was at 7 though, so I started dosing more to make up for the new daily loss. @stellablue suggested that I keep alk at 8-9 for my LPS, so I raised it to 9. Now here's where it gets kind of weird. It started dropping really fast. Between doses I'm sometimes losing up to 1dkh. I don't think that's from the corals, it's maybe 50% LPS (not even probably). I just ordered a salifert Mg test kit and Kent Tech M (in case I need to dose) which should arrive next week. In the meantime I'm letting alk fall a bit everyday because the higher I keep it the faster it drops and the swings are really pissing things off (like to death ). Does this sound like a magnesium problem or something else? I forgot to add that my calcium seems to stay stable at 425-435, although I haven't tested it in a week or two. I can do that when I get home (out of town until Monday). I wasn't dosing for calcium because it wasn't dropping, but it was brought to my attention by @teenyreef that I should be dosing for both, so when the alk thing is sorted out I'll see where my levels are at and figure out how to dose. Thanks for the help
  19. Hi All, I had a viewer write in asking me what an Ideal PH range is for a reef and how he could go about raising his PH. PH is one of those funny thing not many test unless they have a controller.. then some seem to obsess over it (i used to!). I ended up making a video for the guy and figured i would share it as i kind of did a brain dump on everything PH. hopefully it helps some of you guys out.
  20. I was a starting the Red Sea Coral Colors and needed some classy looking dosing containers to go in the stand so I came up with these baby's https://youtu.be/dlrkT9BpHHc
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