Dosing By Usage to Maintain Levels
If you regularly test the element levels in your tank then you will know the amount of each element required to return that element to the level you need. That level may be as close to Natural Sea Water (NSW) as possible or at a level you have determined is best for your tank. If you know the element levels in your aquarium, and what you want them to be, it is a simple matter of dosing our range of individual elements to suit. Coral Essentials has everyone covered. If you are unsure of your consumption levels then determine your steady rate of consumption to use the Coral Essentials Primary care range that consists of Calcium + Trace, Carbonate + Trace & Magnesium + Trace. You can test your rate of consumption by stopping all dosing for a 24-48hr period (2 days 48hrs is best). Test the levels and record them on Day 1 and stop dosing at this set time you do the tests. Test levels at the same time on Day 2, once again record them and do not dose again. Test again at the same set time on day 3 and record the levels. Average the drop in levels for each of Calcium, Alk and Mag over the 2 days and this then becomes your daily usage. Set the amount of your Calcium, Alk and Mag to dose using our Calculator. Set your dosing pumps to this determined dosage rate to match your consumption.
Use our Coral Essentials Calculator for easily working out how much you need to dose