balling method

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  1. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    open forum on the balling method vs Ca/CaOH2 reactors.
    thoughts, ideas, ying/yang and so on?
     
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  3. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    What the balling method? Luna
     
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    I couldn't read that. I'll just stick with my calcium reactor=)
     
  7. ermano

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    From my understanding...the balling method is just dosing a tank with Mg, Ca and Alk. Well if this is correct and you're asking which people prefer...dosing or using a reactor, If i had a bigger tank i would use a reactor...but i'll just stick to dosing for now
     
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    I didnt get a chance to read the article yet. But if its the way that Ermano explained it, I'll stick to the dosing. Luna
     
  10. {Nano}Reefer

    {Nano}Reefer Dragon Wrasse

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    same here, especially on small tanks.
     
  11. inwall75

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    I've done this. It wasn't called balling then. I had a friend who built a 4500 gallon tank and he couldn't afford to buy that much salt. As a result, we just figured out how to make our own salt. Since I had the chemicals already, I did this. (B-Ionic was putting me in the poorhouse).
     
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    did anybody read, research or bother to look up anything prior to posting an answer?