Got kalk ?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by NUGIO, Feb 26, 2004.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    [quote author=Nautilus link=board=Water;num=1077872753;start=135#139 date=04/04/04 at 17:39:38]Also remember that your tank may say it is (like mine) 80 gallons but after you have LR and LS and the glass thickness (without sump) I would be looking at around 70 to 72 gallons of water volume. so I would need to re-calculate those figures above.[/quote]

    That's a good point.
     
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  3. Land_Fish

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    [quote author=Matt Rogers link=board=Water;num=1077872753;start=135#140 date=04/04/04 at 17:44:57]

    That's a good point.
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    Matt you need some Karma. You wre at 47 to long ::)
    So here ya go..... :p
     
  4. NUGIO

    NUGIO Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Thats a good idea on the drain Phil ,it may be in my future.
     
  5. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    so what if the alk is not high enough but the calcium is.
     
  6. mojoreef

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    LOL awee come on now I was enjoying the arguement, hehe Hmmm let me see if I can stir it up again ;D.

    Dave he has got ya on this one buddy, your salinity takes a hit every minute of every day even if you dont have any evaporation. In your line of thinking you are correct about no salt is being removed, But what is being removed???? and the removal of that is going to form a concentration of the various elements that make up salt water. also when the concetration of the elements of saltwater occur it sets off all sorts of percipation, and once that occurs you dont get those individual elements back, they are taken out of solution or bound up by Ionic pairing.
    Ok so go back to your coners and come out swinging boys, lol just joking

    Mike
     
  7. Land_Fish

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    [quote author=hottielover14 link=board=Water;num=1077872753;start=135#143 date=04/04/04 at 19:58:12]so what if the alk is not high enough but the calcium is.[/quote]

    Use the alk calculator and and more of that supplement.
     
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  9. Land_Fish

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    No Karma for you in the near future Mojoman :D
     
  10. mojoreef

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    rofl, I knew I would end up in the dog house, lol


    Mike
     
  11. NUGIO

    NUGIO Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Update Dave : I tested CA/ALK Sunday CA=380 the turbo worked as suggested the alk was 2.8.I finally was able to get the ESV 2 part (everyone was out) added per calculator only 1/3 of dosage for each Mon morn CA=410ppm ALK 3.2. add another third to nite ,see what we get in the morn.
    Once levels get to desired ppms would it be easier to maintain w/kalk or keep using 2 part?
     
  12. Land_Fish

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    Great to see you are getting the levels up. your alk is almost 9 dkh so you are so close to 11 dkh you can smell it. After you start your kalk do some daily tests to see if it will stabilize as all tanks are different.
    I have not been dripping Kalk 24/7 so I am doing all 3
    and testing before adding. forgot to mix up and load the kalk aqua doser late night because of the game (b-ball).
    The kalk and the CalxMax seem to be working very well together. I have only been dripping the 1 quart a day but missing 1 Day is no big deal. I have found that I do not need as much Calxmax as I use too.
    My levels are right on at least on Sunday. Will test tonight again.