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    ReefCentral's Randy's 2 part - anyone dose with it?

    Just wondering?
    Seems like a fairly in expensive way to dose for calcium, alk and Mg
    I was wondering if anyone here uses it and if you do where abouts are you finding your materials, i havent made any real effort to check out the needed materials such as mag flake and dow flake yet (home depot i think) but i thought i could save some searching

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    Do you have a link to the article? RC search funtion rarely works due to voloume and since I havent "supported" RC (Gave them any cash).
    Thanks, Mark
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    I have been dpsing with it for over 2 years. Works great and cheap. I use it with homemade kalk for water top up. Many many acros that are very happy and my clams grow like crazy. Cannot remember the brand name of the ice melter I used. Just look on the label for a percentage of calcium chloride. If there is all kinds of other crap in it, don't buy it. Lots of brands that just use caclium chloride flakes. As for the alk portion of the formula, just use baking soda. Good luck
    Jason

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    I use it as well...great...no issues so far...1 year in
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    where abouts do you get your ingredients?

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    i'm using his old one because i haven't found the magflake yet ( would have to look to find it i guess ). i use arm and hammer baking soda, dowflake and epsom salts. the first and last can be found at a grocery store / pharmacy. to find the dowflake i called DOW chemical and asked the guy for a local supplier. as it turned out a supplier was a 5 min drive away. i'm still using the same bag after 2 years.

    i'll see if i still have the phone #
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    that would be very helpful!

    thank you

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    sorry forgot to post it

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    just ask them for a local supplier, like i said for me it ended up being a building supply outlet 10 minutes from my house.
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    was anyone able to find magflake in the ottawa area? if so where abouts did you get it?

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