pickling lime instead of kalkwasser

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by skennelly, Dec 28, 2004.

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  1. skennelly

    skennelly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Does anybody use pickling lime instead of Kalkwasser? I've read articles that stated pickling lime is the same stuff as Kalkwasser and alot cheaper to obtain. I read that Mrs. Wages is the preferred brand.
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I do not use it but what you say is correct. Mrs. Wages pickling lime is used by a lot of folks instead of kalk.
     
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    chris-miranda Astrea Snail

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    i use ms wages it works very well and cheap :)
     
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    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Kalkwasser is pickling lime, just sold under a different name, Zero differnce. I use Wages myself.
     
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    What is the recipe using Mrs.Wages pickle lime for making kalkwasser?
    Anybody?
     
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    2 large tbl spoons to the gallon of R.O D.I water and stir it really slow so as not to allow CO2 to enter the bucket and cover it and let it set for a few day then just use the clear water on top of whats settle out. And toss the sediment out never reuse that..
     
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    LOL I know you don't But I have to keep the reactor filled LOL thats the other thing I hung on the wall near the sump the Ca/ reactor is up on the other wall.. Your corals take up more then a simple Ca reactor can produce ):
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I know my dear but my post was written in 2004. This is an old thread that somebody revived :D