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Old 04-25-2016, 04:09 PM
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I guess Mr. Incredible was teasing us. lol
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:32 PM
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I never did dose potassium , don't trust all the test kits on the market. Some are accurate some not. I do send out triton results and they all read low . If I measure with red sea test kit they test ok. So who do I trust.
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I never did dose potassium , don't trust all the test kits on the market. Some are accurate some not. I do send out triton results and they all read low . If I measure with red sea test kit they test ok. So who do I trust.
interesting... how low are the results from triton? and when do you send the sample out? right after water change, right befor or somewhere in between. if in between how many weeks after water change. Those can all have an effect on potassium from my exp. Pot does get depleted in a reef over time. Most salts have enough Pot to start you at 420 or so.

Personally I would trust lab results more than home test kits although I never used them. I use Red sea with fairly consistant results. There is more human error in those kits so they are 10% up or down you choose.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:23 AM
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I was 700 ml low on potassium / system is 1200 gallons / test are sent out twice a year so est about 100 mil a month. Trying out new salt by company called Fritz happy so far with result's . The system doesn't look like crap after a water change system seems stable after a change. The red sea test kit always reads that there is enough when triton states its low. Going to send in a triton soon want to put another 200 gallons of fritz salt in first. I will test potassium before sending out and see what the difference is.
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i always thought that if you do regular water changes weekly you do replenish potassium since its used up slowly by the inhabitants, have i been mislead? there is still so much to learn about all the nuances of all these dosings, following along great thread.
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Coralcruze I have also had very good luck with ME CORAL Amino POLYP Extender. I was struggling with newly imported anemones , most people that I trust were using meds for bacterial infection. Yes some are to far gone to safe like anything else in this hobby. I think it is lack of light and no food after being collected. I have no scientific proof just something that worked for me. I used other companies amino with no results .
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i always thought that if you do regular water changes weekly you do replenish potassium since its used up slowly by the inhabitants, have i been mislead? there is still so much to learn about all the nuances of all these dosings, following along great thread.

Yes this is correct and I confirmed it with test results... however, what the OP is suggesting is that there is benefit to raising POT beyone natural sea levels all way to above 600. I would hope he returns and gives more info on his results.

One thing I can say is dosing POT has yeilded health and super greeeeeen Chaeto. Other than that I have not seen great benefits to coral colors. However, I keep it at 420 level.
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Yes this is correct and I confirmed it with test results... however, what the OP is suggesting is that there is benefit to raising POT beyone natural sea levels all way to above 600. I would hope he returns and gives more info on his results.

One thing I can say is dosing POT has yeilded health and super greeeeeen Chaeto. Other than that I have not seen great benefits to coral colors. However, I keep it at 420 level.
i just wonder what the long term effects are in keeping the doses at the maximum end of the spectrum ,is it beneficial or detrimental, lets see if we get some more info on the matter from other members. as i said great thread
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