Who uses Kalkwasser and how often?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by bwalker9801, May 26, 2009.

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Who doses kalkwasser and how?

Poll closed Jul 10, 2009.
  1. Occasionally

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  2. Drip Method

    4 vote(s)
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  3. Kalk Reactor

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    25.0%
  4. Never

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  1. bwalker9801

    bwalker9801 Zoanthid

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    Just wondering who uses Kalkwasser and how they dose it?
     
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  3. Dr.Fragenstein

    Dr.Fragenstein Panda Puffer

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    Drip, just about 3 times aweek, yes I know infrequent but I am a busy dad with little time! Darn kids!
     
  4. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    I drip it once a week. Luna
     
  5. Robman

    Robman Great White Shark

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    I stocked up on Pickling Lime--But since I changed to Oceanic Salt I havent needed it. I have a small coral load right now. My Ca stays high at about 480-500. Might have a fire sale on the lime if it never comes down!!!!
     
  6. Screwtape

    Screwtape Tonozukai Fairy Wrasse

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    I voted kalk reactor but I really just put it in my topoff run by the tunze osmolator.
     
  7. bwalker9801

    bwalker9801 Zoanthid

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    I bought a kalkstirrer a few weeks ago from greyseasaquatics.com and am using it for all of my topoff running through an osmolator.I have been very pleased with the results.knock on wood all params have been steady cal 480 dkh 11.It adds about 2.5 gals a day of ro/di.I have noticed mag levels going down so have been dosing to keep around 1500.I think i read somwhere that kalk will precipitate magnesium?anyone know?
    Anyhow just wondering who else was dosing kalk.
     
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  9. rayjay

    rayjay Gigas Clam

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    No category in the poll for me. I siphon into my systems nightly to replace all evaporated water, using air line tubing.
     
  10. bwalker9801

    bwalker9801 Zoanthid

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    Rayjay that's pretty much what i meant by drip method.
     
  11. bwalker9801

    bwalker9801 Zoanthid

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  12. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    I drip it....varies depending on my levels, but on average about 1x a week. I dose also 2 part solution daily so I check my pH, kH and calcium couple times a week and base it on the results