ONE-4Reef With Modern Reef RKS
The ONE-4Reef can be used with Modern Reef - RKS - (Reef Keeping System) as a "Saving-mode" application and to benefit more from the organic and inorganic Balling dosing like:
- Maximum color and growth of all corals, especially SPS
- Extreme polyp extension on all corals especially Acropora
- Less accumulation of by-products like sodium or chloride
- Cleaner rocks and sand
- Clearer water
- Reduces excess nutrients like NO3 and PO4
- Saving with the consumption of RKS dosage (up to 20% in cost vs cost)
- More resistant reef aquarium environment against cyanobacteria and dinoflagellates
Our research found that the best results were achieved using this method and helped significantly reduce the Modern Reef - RKS (Reef Keeping System) consumption.
It's important always to test KH and Calcium when you start using the ONE-4Reef for the first 2 weeks. Also, keep in mind that the KH level provided by ONE-4Reef may take 2 days to begin to show with the KH test kits.
You can choose to use it with the Modern Reef - RKS in 2 ways:
- RKS at 75% and ONE-4Reef at 25%
- RKS at 50% and ONE-4Reef at 50%
(% taken from the RKS daily dosage)
RKS at 75% and ONE-4Reef at 25%: To use the ONE-4Reef this way, reduce the daily dosage of the RKS by 25% and dose daily the same amount reduced in ml of ONE-4Reef. Then keep ONE-4Reef without changing the dosage, and keep using the RKS as you normally do. You can increase the ONE-4Reef by more than 25% if you want later and decrease the RKS dosage simultaneously and slowly to use more from the ONE-4Reef and less from the RKS. You can go up slowly to max equal daily dosage as the RKS, which will make it 5 equal parts dosing system as explained below. Just keep in mind not to exceed the daily dosage of the RKS with the ONE-4Reef. Please allow a 5-10 minute gap between each dose of each pump.
RKS at 50% and ONE-4Reef at 50%: It converts the RKS and the ONE-4Reef into a 5 equal parts dosing system. To use this way the ONE-4Reef, reduce the daily dosage of the RKS by 25% and dose daily the same amount reduced in ml of ONE-4Reef, then wait 4 days, then dose all 5 equal parts till you keep constant KH and calcium between 7.2-8.5 dKH and 390-440 mg/l calcium. If you are starting new with Modern Reef, start by dosing 4 ml per 100 liters from each of the 5 canisters (4 canisters RKS and 1 ONE-4Reef) test daily and adjust the daily dosage by 2ml per 100 liters till you keep constant KH and calcium between 7.2-8.5 dKH and 390-440 mg/l calcium. Please allow a 5-10 minute gap between each dose of each pump.
One downside to using ONE-4Reef with RKS together is the need for a 5th dosing pump. We recommend using a 5th dosing pump and calibrating it as you do for the RKS. If this is not an option, you can still dose Base KH1 and Base KH2 in one container/canister and multiply the dosage by 2. So, for example, if you are dosing 50ml of each canister, you can dose 100 ml of Base KH1 and Base KH2 (combined in one container/canister) and 50ml Base Cal and 50ml Base Mag. Then you will have an extra dosing pump free for the ONE-4Reef.
Actions with ONE-4Reef and RKS
Increase ONE-4Reef /RKS dosage each 2-4 day
Continue with the same ONE-4Reef/RKS dosage and dose Ca+
Ca ↓ | ↔
Reduce ONE-4Reef/RKS dosage and add Ca+
Continue with the same ONE-4Reef/RKS dosage
Continue with the same ONE-4Reef/RKS dosage and dose KH+
KH ↓ | ↔
Reduce ONE-4Reef/RKS dosage and dose KH+
Decrease ONE-4Reef/RKS dosage