So I decided to go to the next level and try the Red Sea System to help out on my tank. Currently I'm dosing Aquamaxx A & B, but I wanted to incorporate something else as my corals are looking dull and not to full in color.
Since I have a medium stock aquarium i get issues with nitrates and phosphates. So my 1st concerns on the list was to get rid of my nitrates and reduce phosphates. That way I can get healthy growth and I really don't want to experience any algae at the moment. The Red Sea NO3:PO4-X is a great additive that uses organic elements and "unique complex of carbons" as stated by Red Sea, or in another words this is similar to vodka dosing. This will reduce excess nutrients in your system(nitrates and phosphates) I won't get into details or physics on the breakdown. I started using this application with a small amount of 3.5 ml per day(the directions indicate to use 3ml per every 25gl. If nitrate level is above 10ppm, anything less than 10ppm will between 1-2ml per every 25gl). Within the 4th day i saw results that my nitrates and phosphates had reduce to zero or close to zero. After bringing down my nitrates and phosphates I followed up with my 10% weekly water change. (a healthy tank means happy corals)
Since I do 10% water change on my tank every week, I add the Red Sea Colors A,B,C,D in between the week. I carefully test my Iron, Iodine, Potassium levels to make sure I'm dosing the correct amount. Please note that this are also very important elements to maintain a nice vibrant color on your corals. So far the program has worked really great on my system and plan on continuing using it.
Here are a couple of sample pics.