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First step will be to perform a massive water change with a good salt mix to equalize the two levels. From there you can retest and individually dose the elements until they become more balanced. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Two part really is what you would use to do the adjusting, then use kalk to maintain the levels (and keep the two part on hand for occasional adjustment). This is because its about the only method that lets you individually adjust each parameter independently of the other.
To be entirely honest I can't think of any reason to not do it the normal way but if there is something unique or I am missing something let us know and we will help you figure out the best plan of action for you. You might be interested in this kit as well, it has all of the individual solutions as well as the kalk to get you starter. It should be back in stock in the next few days.
Our Calculator is designed for our BRS 2 part products the ESV is not a direct replacement and the solution will be different.
With use, can help restore ions lost from protein skimming and help maintain the ionic balance of the aquarium water.
Recommended starting dose is 1 mL of each component per 4 gallons of aquarium capacity per day. Test calcium and alkalinity frequently until the correct dosing amount is acheived to keep both elements stable from day to day. Each tank will be different and depending on many different variables will determine how much your tank will need to be dosed on a daily basis.
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 8 Gallon Package Contents:
1x - Component No. 1 Alkalinity 4 Gallon
1x - Component No. 2 Calcium 4 Gallon
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 1 Gallon Package Contents:
1x -Component No. 1 Alkalinity 1 Gallon
1x -Component No. 2 Calcium 1 Gallon
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System - 64 oz Package Contents:
1x -Component No. 1 Alkalinity 32 oz.
1x -Component No. 2 Calcium 32 oz.
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 32 oz Package Contents:
1x -Component No. 1 Alkalinity 16 oz.
1x -Component No. 2 Calcium 16 oz.
Great 2-part dosing solution By Reefer1 on 7/29/2016Reefer1 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis is the best 2-part dosing solution available. And it's so much easier than the powders.
Great stuff By Greg on 6/13/2016Greg would recommend this product to a friendNever used any other product. Alk and calc levels have always been great. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
ESV dosing By nick name on 6/9/2016nick name would recommend this product to a friendSeems to work well and says it also replenishes many of the trace elements that sea water contains. It's been working for me for a couple years now.
Awesome product By Ken on 5/6/2016Ken would recommend this product to a friendI use the two-part system via dosing pumps for about 6 years now. Easy to use and consistently keeps my CA, MG and, along with the Alkalinity (part 1), keeps that in check too.
easy By Christi on 3/18/2016Christi would recommend this product to a friendI only have a 20 gallon so dosing can be a little bit a of pain. But this seems to work great my corals look pretty good..
Easy, mixes clean, and works By sjohnson2152 on 2/24/2016sjohnson2152 would recommend this product to a friendI set up a 2 part doser a few months back and have so far only used ESV's 2 part so I don't have much to compare it to. However, I find this stuff is easier than mixing up powders/salts (still do that with my Mg) even if I have to wait a day or two for it to dissolve completely. Once it's mixed I have never seen it separate/precipitate out again and it stays nice and clear.
good product By juan c on 2/15/2016juan c would recommend this product to a friendis a decent product i was having problems other products this one got all my levels perfect
Best 2-Part on The Market By Sean on 1/14/2016Sean would recommend this product to a friendI've used tons of different 2-part solutions and have determined this to be the best, by far. As I use regular IO for salt mix, I was looking for something that adds various trace elements when I put up a dominant SPS tank. I use this for that and my dominant goniopora tank and couldn't be more happy.
Excellent By Bob on 11/20/2015Bob would recommend this product to a friendEasy to use ,never had problem BRS is the best place to buy always in stock and a great price
Less hassle By Frank on 9/7/2015Frank would recommend this product to a friendGot tired of mixing powder every few weeks. This lasts twice as long and gives great results for less money.
Excellent Product By Dave on 8/23/2015Dave would recommend this product to a friendI started using this under previous recommendations, and have tried other methods to balance my Calcium and Alkalinity but keep coming back to ESV B-Ionic Two Part. It's great for maintaining and adjusting both levels. I just add slowly to a high flow area -- my wavemaker. I've never had bad results and have safely increased my levels to optimum growth levels easily.
Just Add Water By LBK Reefer on 8/23/2015LBK Reefer would recommend this product to a friendIf you are buying 1 Gallon ESV, try the 4 Gallon Bucket. Just add water and you have a refill for your old 1 gallon jugs. It is easy and less expensive