How do you make Kalk paste

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  1. {Nano}Reefer

    {Nano}Reefer Dragon Wrasse

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    i was just wondering what peoples opinions about kalk paste are on here, have your tried it with success, and how do you make it? (i.e. whats the ratio between kalk and water(is it RO water or salt)? im going to make this as soon as someone responds so hopefully one of the vets can chime in quick

    TIA

    Matty
     
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  3. ziggy222

    ziggy222 Fire Goby

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    just add a few drops of water to kalwasser and mix.done.
     
  4. {Nano}Reefer

    {Nano}Reefer Dragon Wrasse

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    how much kal powder, and what type of water, RO im assuming?
     
  5. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Take some Lime powder and mix in a little water at a time to make a wet paste I spread it out and microwave it a bit to make it denser and it will stick a little better.. the amount of water that will be used tap water is fine..
     
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    {Nano}Reefer Dragon Wrasse

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    **********UPDATE*********

    it seems they did not like the pure kalkwasser, so i mixed in a bunch of brine shrimp, and the biggest one took a few chunks right away. but he did not eat them, i dont really know what to think. half of him looks shrivled up and pissed(where the kalk/shrimp are) but the other half is looking relatively normal. im guessing im going to have a few more aptasias to worry about.... anyone else experiance this, the big one is just holding onto it for now, not eating it, but not letting go...
     
  7. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    I have always just had a syringe or turkey baster and just got right to the aptasia and injected it right to mouth and it just shrivled it right there. I then applied it around the mouth to make sure I had it good. You might not be hitting its mouth or it might be getting more shrimp then the kalk is what I think?
     
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  9. kFAMOUSK

    kFAMOUSK Skunk Shrimp

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    I just get a needdle and dip it in the paste and poke the sucker.
     
  10. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Sounds like it. That is what I have to do also.
     
  11. ALW

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    I mixed up a batch and it worked great.

    I am a Killing Machine. :rifle:
     
  12. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    This may be a stupid question, but where do you get needles to inject the kalk paste?