Kalk question

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  1. Magnett2

    Magnett2 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Ok so my kalk doesn't seperate into a clear liquid. I mixed it like two days ago and just now there is an inch of clear. Wth. I have just been using in anyways. But why won't it seperate? I use distiller h2o cuz I dont have a rodi.
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Magnett2

    what product are you using?
    typically the maximum you can dissolve is 1.75 or 1 and 3 quarter teaspoons into 1 gallon of water

    any more than that just falls out of solution (NB you could add 45 mils of vinegar and dissolve almost 3 teaspoons into a gallon of water but for your present needs maybe not required)

    Steve
     
  4. Magnett2

    Magnett2 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    It's Kent kalk. I only use one tsp per gallon. I mean my alk and calc are good so the vinegar isn't needed yet lol. But I just wanted to know if it was safe to use that way.
     
  5. kss2801

    kss2801 Montipora Capricornis

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    When I mix my kalk I leave it to settle for at least 3 hrs then use it. It is still slightly cloudy, but you can see the a lot of solid gunk settled on the bottom.