RedSea foundation powder

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Now starting to dose Alkalinity but just want to get it right first.

My alkalinity at the moment is is 6.7 dkh so for sps I need to begin with 18ml per 100 litres so if total water is say 500 litres I need to 90ml?

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Last Edit: Oct 30, 2016 5:32:31 pm by Stib

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Reply #1

You should not need to dose anything at minute mate there is no where near enough coral stock to consume that element or any of them.

Basic waterchanges will keep ontop of things for a considerable amount of time

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Reply #2

You should not need to dose anything at minute mate there is no where near enough coral stock to consume that element or any of them.

Basic waterchanges will keep ontop of things for a considerable amount of time

Marty isnt that bi carb,its certainly got it in it as you can read it in the label.

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Reply #3

They say this on their site:
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"Red Sea’s Reef Foundation B is a complex of carbonate and other buffers present in seawater that maintain proper alkalinity and pH, and is part of Red Sea’s complete Reef Care program."

However, they also say:
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The Reef Foundation Supplements
• Reef Foundation A Contains Calcium, Strontium & Barium in the ratios as found in coral skeleton.
• Reef Foundation B Contains Bicarbonates.
• Reef Foundation C Contains Magnesium
• Reef Foundation ABC+ Contains Calcium, Strontium, Barium, Bicarbonates, Magnesium, Potassium, Boron, Iodine & Bromine formulated in the exact ratio as found in the coral skeleton. This unique powder supplement simplifies the daily dosing of more than just the foundation elements
Makes me think that B is just bicarbonate of soda - cheating dirty bastards.  I hate that people put basic chemicals in a bottle, then make it sound fancy and rip people off for it.  Buy it on eBay for a fraction of the cost.
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Reply #4

Yeah ,well, its sales talk BS innit.


Irealy dont want to offend anyone ,and I know Ive chewed at this like a Terrier with a rat....but Ive never used any kf this just stuck with the basic chemicals in plain bags off fleabay.


Where they do well is the novice who is baffled by it all and bless them havent the confidence to chuck in the basics. You cant blame the novice  we all of us get sucked in in various ways by the God Money/Marketing.

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Reply #5

I prefer just buying the chems from eBay too, from proper chemical suppliers.

You get the stuff, highly pure, in a white plastic bag with a white sticker on it saying what's in the bag.

How can you possibly get any more product for your money any other way?

I'm not going to dis the products, they're a company trying to make money and if the way they've come up with simplifying the understanding of doing these products makes it more comfortable for newbies to start dosing, then great, that's what they're paying for. As they advance and get more confident I'm sure those people will move on to more no frills stuff too.
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Reply #6

Good point Mike, paying for convenience is something we all do.  Easy to forget that  :glad:
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Reply #7

Hi Mike,


I've had bad experiences with the Ebay market in the past ... ie. not receiving goods after payment and sometimes what I received wasn't what I ordered ...


If I order chemical for my Reef Tank, I'm worried they could put something else with the sticker of what I have ordered on ...


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Reply #8

You need to go off seller feedback.  A good score, from a lot of people is a pretty good indication.

Better still, a recommendation from someone that's used them before.  Now if only there was a thread on a decent marine forum that did that...oh, hold on a minute  :D
This takes you to the post in the thread with a recommendation for buying chemicals.
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Reply #9

You'd choose a proper chemical supplier, not any random joe buying in bulk and selling in smaller quantities.

A proper chemical company are unlikely to mix them up, as they're in the business of knowing the repercussions of mixing up the wrong chemicals!

I've used intralabs, hexealchemicals and bioaquatek.

I might avoid the brand "Bob's Best" lol
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Reply #10

Sorry Mike can you move this back I pushed wrong button trying to alter my post

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