Dosing schedule?

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    My question is for those that run dosing pumps.
    My reef is consuming 28 ml (5 ppm) of calcium and 37 ml (1 DKH) of alkalinity each day. Is it better to brake the dose up into 3 or 4 smaller doses per day or just dose it all at once?
     
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    Steve, I don't use dosing pumps but you know as well as I do that slow changes are advantageous. If I was setting it up I would break it up versus all at once. The depletion is happening over a 24 hour period so putting it back over time instead of instantly seems like a logical plan.
     
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    True. right now im dosing three times a day. Some people I know are dosing every hour.
     
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    this video from bulk reef talks about two part dosing, I dont dose but hope this helps.
     
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    from what he says it doesnt matter if you do it all at once or using dosing pumps, for me if I start dosing I would need the pumps because of the strange work schedule i have,
     
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    2 doses are fine. When you hit 100mls, break it up some more.
     
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