Kalk in an ATO, how much??

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  1. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    with 1/4 strenght kalkwasser there should not be much need to be honest

    it is only when you get to saturated (2 teaspoons per gallon) and super saturated (3 teaspoons oplus 45 mils of vinegar) that you really need to stir often to prevent settle out

    with 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water, you should end up with relatively clear fluid that remains pretty clear

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  3. cosmo

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    Awesome, Thanks Steve, made me feel alot better about starting this up;)
     
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    So I just skim the top hard crust off?
     
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    Yep

    when mixing kalk the best thing to do is mix it in a seperate container, allow it to stand
    and then syphon out the clear fluid between the crust on top and any sediment on the bottom

    with the mild strenght solution you are creating the loss will be minimal ( very thin crust and very little sediment)
     
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    Done, very easy, thank you for the help.
     
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    So in my ATO water storage elevta the pump let's say 2 INCHES and do somewhere or 1/4-1/2 teaspon in my ro/Di water cover it to prevent the storage water from evaping and then have another ro/Di contamier to pour in the storage just to mix up the undissolved kalk maybe keep s small 5-10 gallon heater in it and a small pump in it to keep it mixed up am I right if I do that
     
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    pretty much, I responded on your other thread.;)