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  1. Dosing and reactor equipment
    My Ca reactor is hooked up with a pinpoint ph monitor. Everything is stable except I need to frequently add supplement to the Ca. and occasionally alk too. I can't increase the bubbles anymore or the media starts to melt. (I'm using the large schuran (sp?) type media). Anyway, I was thinking...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    My ph is low 8.0 Id like to raise it since i dont feel comfortable with that low of a ph. also i think my xenia would do better in a higher ph also. So id like to start adding kalkwasser, not the drip method, but in my top off water. I top off a gallon or two a day, so how much kalkwasser would...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Do you think it is better to run open tank or use a versa-top ?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have asked this question on another forum and was wondering if anyone here has any experience, either good or bad with kalkwasser's. When does someone know if and when they need to add one?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    When you see your pH drop suddenly, what is your first thought as to the cause? When you see your pH drop gradually over time, what is your first thought as to the cause? Is pH, as Fenner says, "the window on water quality"?
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    well I'm about out of 2 part and have been considering if I want to buy more or drip Kalk - yesterday I was told by an LFS owner that kalk doesn't replace 2 part as they are 2 different things. That I would need to use both and that a lot of reefers mistakenly only used one or the other. are...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So in a different thread they are discussing ATO options...one suggestion was an aqualifter pump and a digital timer...My current Kalk is gravity/air pump driven, but seems to get clogged a lot where the adjusting valve is. I have had a timer/pump setup in the back of my mind for a while like...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok With the soon to be new system $ are tight so is a doser better than doing daily manual dosing or should I save my money for a calcium reactor?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    What's everyone doing for dripping Kalk? I have a half-gallon container with an airline coming out of the bottom and a small valve to adjust the drip rate. Problem is, the kalk seems to quickly clog the valve so I have to keep opening it. Eventually, it gets clogged to the point where it has...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have been working on setting up a new 75 tank that I hope to keep sps in in the future. I have been in saltwater for about 12 years. The first 8 I had a 55 gl FO, then 4 yrs w/ a 5 gl reef and the last 3 w/ a 30 gl lps reef (and the 5). I have been reading posts and information on this site...
  11. DIY Forum
    Ok. I want to turn an empty 5 gallon bucket into a gravity fed drip top off unit for my sump. What's the easiest way? Can I just drill a hole in the side of the bucket and thread in a John Guest fitting with lots of teflon tape, or do I need to do something different? I don't dose...
  12. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Ok, looking for where you guys get the stuff locally, I know your suppose to be able to get the mag flakes or the dow flakes at Kwik Trip, just curious where you get yours and also which recipe you follow? I got a copy from DaveF and also found the one online. 1) Can you post the recipe you...
  13. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Hi everyone. I just moved here from Bismarck, ND. Before I moved I made the hard decision to sell my tank and most of my livestock. It made moving a lot easier, but putting that much work (and money!) into something is hard to just let go for really cheap. I did send a few things to a friend...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Ok..I've been away for a while busy with work and life, but have come back to the hobby full force. Both tanks are finally back in shape. I want to add an ATO device...not sure which one would be best. Searched on here and many other sites and came up with the JBJ ATO and the units from...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Is it necessary to do both of these things and do they complement each other or act against one another?? Why would one do both? as i continue to stock my new 180 I plan on dosing homemade 2-part to maintain cal, alk...but I see where some people also still dose Kalk along with the 2 part...can...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone use kalkwasser gravity drip doser? I know I want to supplement my tank with kalk but I was curious who uses this poduct in the link below. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3677&rel=1 -Deuter:read:
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am continuing to have a ph drop in my aquarium. I have a 75 gallon, with about 35 pounds of live rock, two Maxi Jet 1200 Powerheads, Proteing Skimmer rate for 100 gallons. I use sea chem marine buffer help get ph to 8.3. My ph is stable for a few days then drops. It is getting...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I dose kalk with a reefdoser to compensate for evaporation. I have trouble keeping my calcium & alk as high as I'd like. dKH is 9.5 and calcium is ~370 - salifert readings. I have increased the amount of Mrs. Wages from ~ .75 tsp/gall to ~1.5 tsp/gall (had had calcium precipitation before at...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    For those of you that dose kalk do you use a reactor or topoff container?Thanks
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I am thinking that with this big 180 i am going to have, I may need a calcium reactor... can someone please explain what they do and how they work and ALSO and this is most important to me..which ones are the easiest to set up and maintain? thanks.
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