2 part in equal amounts??

MattinIdaho

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I think on the B Ionic bottle it specifically says to add in equal parts. When 2 part dosing how important is this? Are there ever times you would add more of one than another to make up for a larger deficiency in either Ca or Ak or do you need to add equal amounts and let it equal itself out?
 

Flakes

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normally only a water change will change the balance and make you add different amounts of your 2 part
 

Flakes

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I remember reading an article on how the balance could change when removing nitrates by water changes but I don't remember exactly what it was about,other members should be able to explain more..
 

xray

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I use brightwell and have to dose a lot more calcium than alkalinity but they do say on there website that you might need to dose more of 1 than the other. I have never tried b-ionic
 

reefer209

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I use b ionic and I seem to use quite a bit more alk than ca. I worry more about my tanks consumption than the generic instructions. the instructions are a good starting point, but I think the tank dictates the amount to use.
 

cfredallen

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For regular maintenance you should dose equal parts as the 2 parts are balanced based on normal consumption rates. If alc or cal get out of balance then it is ok to dose 1 or the other solo to bring back into balance.
 

swcc

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I use the same 2 part...unequal amounts are fine. due to variations between peoples tanks, some folks need more alk or maybe more cal than a balanced addition of both.
 
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