If you use a system like the Probiotic or Balling system, you will want to give the Component 1+, 2+, 3+ system a try for the addition of essential elements. It is by far one of the easiest systems to hook up to a 3 pump dosing system to maintain all major and minor trace elements in a reef tank. Each component contains a balanced mixture of elements that blend well together, and will not precipitate in the storage jugs.
Tip: By drilling a hole in the removable top on the jugs and purchasing a few 1/4" tank adapter bulkheads and 1/4" clear acrylic tubing will let you connect standard dosing pump tubing directly to the jugs.
Component 1+, 2+, 3+ can be used with:
- SPS corals
- LPS Corals
- Soft Corals
- Clams & other filter feeders
Dosing will vary per your aquariums demand for trace elements. For an average reef tank, the starting dose will be around 50 mL for every 100 liters (27 gal) of aquarium water (per component every day). We suggest testing your calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium levels for proper stability and adjusting accordingly.
Note: Dosing components too quickly together may cause precipitation. We recommend 1 hour between each components addition, helping prevent elements from falling out of solution.
Component 1+: Ca, Mg, Sr, Ba, Co, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, Ni, and Cr
Component 2+: NaHCO3, F, and I
Component 3+: Mineral salts, K, and Bo.
Possibly the best I've ever used. By Mykey on 11/10/2017Mykey would recommend this product to a friendThis is the easiest most straightforward product Aquaforest makes. Perfectly balanced your dosing needs. Great growth and coloration!
Great product By ClowningAround on 11/7/2017ClowningAround would recommend this product to a friendOne of the other reviews said the product turned the sps brown, I don’t believe this to be true. I have been using the product for 6 months. It works great. Being able to dose all that you need in just 3 containers is a great option. This allows me to use one dosing pump that has 3 heads. My colors are really starting to come out. I will continue to use this from here on out.
Easiest Balling Method Ever By Will on 7/20/2017Will would recommend this product to a friendThis three part balling solution covers all your bases for Calcium, Alk and trace elements for SPS and LPS corals. Dose based on Alkalinity measurement and everything else falls into line without any issues. I use on both a large 375 sps reef and a smaller LPS/Soft coral tank and it works great on both.
The Best All in One By Yasser on 7/18/2017Yasser would recommend this product to a friendthis is by Far the Best Product i have ever used in Salt Water
Wonderful Product By Warderkous on 6/19/2017Warderkous would recommend this product to a friendI have in the hobby for almost 20 years, and I have used a lot of different products over that time; I have nothing but great things to say about the entire Aquaforest line. This product has given me great results, growth is unbelievable, coloration is spectacular, parameters are very stable. I use this product in my 300 gallon SPS dominated tank and it has done wonders. If you haven't tried it, ,"What are you waiting on?"
im stop using .... By johann g. on 5/25/2017johann g. wouldn't recommend this product to a friendafter 2 weeks , this component turn brown almost 80% all my sps, and i only add trough dosing pump 40 ml a day each component 1,2,3....and that means we take maybe 4-5 month get color back....im not recomended this!!!!
Awesome Product! By Phil on 3/19/2017Phil would recommend this product to a friendI have been using the Component 1-2-3 for a year now and am very happy with it, as are my corals! The growth I got from using this is just phenomenal. One zoanthid rock just had a few polyps on it when I started using the Component 1-2-3 and now you can't see the rock at all!
I highly recommend this product! It makes dosing very easy!
wowwwwww..works perfect!!! By angel herrera on 2/9/2017angel herrera would recommend this product to a friendthis 3 component works 100% perfect...i add only 40 ml each a day trough mi dosing pump...i keep my alk-8 , calc-430 and mag-1360...