kalk in ato

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  1. frankthetank

    frankthetank Spaghetti Worm

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    Does it work.well or is it. A biger pain then its worth ?
     
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  3. frankthetank

    frankthetank Spaghetti Worm

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  4. Newreef15

    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

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    are you talking about kalk? lol
     
  5. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    Kalkwasser is what it actually is and used in your top off shouldn't be a problem at all :) I'm actually considering doing the same.
     
  6. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    P.S. nice help there fellas :(
     
  7. frankthetank

    frankthetank Spaghetti Worm

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    Yes kalk sorry lol I'm looming to.do that. Then set up my cal.reactor
     
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    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

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    yea i put kalk in my auto top of water and i my tank has been doing pretty good since i started just keep an eye on ph and alk
     
  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    What kind of ATO? A float switch?
    I did kalk through a gravity fed float for several months at the end of last year.. it was messy - if I were to do it again I'd have the float over a high current area of sump. I had it in a mellow spot and the kalk built up a film on the top of the water that caked the float switch and required a lot of cleaning.

    Before that float, I used a kalk reactor hooked up to a Tunze ATO. This was ok but I didn't like that it would dump a lot of kalkwasser at once sometimes depending on evaporation rate.

    What I am about to start doing (again) is drip it through a Kent IV at night. I think will work best for me.

    Just my experience.

    matt
     
  11. frankthetank

    frankthetank Spaghetti Worm

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    How much is the Kent thing u are talkin about
     
  12. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    $25 or so. Kent aqua doser 1400ml.