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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I think this will only affect a few folks out there but... I have been trying to use my Kalk Reactor rather than my Ca Reactor and as a result, I have been using Bulk Reef Supply Kalk powder in my Geo reactor. It uses a Maxi-jet to circulate/mix the kalk slurry. The problem is that I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so the tank isn't even here yet. But for the last 3 months I've been reading and planning, and I'm still reading and planning, because that's just what I do. So, with that in mind, I'm looking to the folks at TRT for input on what method they use for taking care of supplements (if...
  3. DIY Forum
    DIY Kalk Reactor and ATO!! now w/ pix :) Ok a few months ago I was plannig a DIY Ca reactor and realized that I really did not "need" it on the 75g. I though the whole setup was a lil more $$ than I thought (CO2, Reg, controller) I started looking at Kalk reactors... Hmm this looks easy I...
  4. Margaritaville
    Good Morning Everyone!:wavey: It's the beginning of a 12 day week for me:(
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have been out of this game for about 8 years now, and I know that things change pretty quickly, what I want to know is this, if $ didn't matter, what kind of filtration and reactors would you run on your tank? When I use the search I always seem to dig up stuff written 5+ years ago, and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have always only used calcium reactors but I have seen that many people run calcium reactors and kalk reactors in their systems, is this only neccessary if optimal calcium levels are not being reached or are there other benefits to the kalk? Also, if I were to add one to my system, would it...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    ok ok ok....I've finally decided on some stuff about the direction I'm going with my setup and hopefully will stick with it LOL I'm taking my current mixed reef and selling off all my leathers and zoas and some LPS. I want to get rid of what I can and temporarily place everything in another...
  8. 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...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    why is it that SW hobbiest feel they need to replicate the entire SW ecosystem in their SW setups, when all they want to do is keep some fuzzy sticks? are all of these ecosystems necessary? are there any other hobbiest that do this? ex: Dart frogs, Rift lake cichlids, amazon basins. what do...
  10. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    For those who dose 2-part what brand do you use are do you make your own? thanks
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Okay I just need to know what water has to go into the chamber? RO or Salt and does it need new water coming into it like a kalk reactor? I not how often do you change the water in the CA reator?
  12. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Up for sale is my BARR Systems KR1220 Kalk Reactor. Its in great condition and just as good as new. It uses a magnetic stirr bar so there isnt a pump to jam or replace. This is one of the best Kalk reactors you can buy. The acrylic work on this reactor is the nicest I have ever seen. In...
  13. TCMAS
    I found this recent thread in RC Chemistry forum to be quite informing so though I would share: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1025779 While PH is not necessarily the most accurate method, it is one test that can be easily done with a PH Meter that many of us...
  14. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I know alot of you use balls and wages pickling lime and have good results but I do not like the stuff. Maybe its because I am using it in a kalk reactor but these are the problems I have seen with the stuff 1) It does not remain in suspension like Seachem kalkwasser 2) it turns my reactor...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Im going to order the clear tubing and was wondering how much to order. Its 4" diameter but dont know how tall it should be. What do u recommend? Thanks
  16. TCMAS
    Hey, Another kalk question. I was comtemplating using kalk water for ATO with a kalk safe dosing pump. Thing is, they are rather expensive and I was thinking of buy a kalk reactor down the road. Should I just save my money and buy a kalk reactor that is hooked into my rodi resivour? I have an ac...
  17. TCMAS
    After a long battle with algae I took out 90% of my rocks and cooked them for about 8 weeks took down my tank and drilled it got everything back up and running now for about 2-3 weeks and I am back in the same place I started I have algae growing like mad and I am getting PIS*ED and thinking of...
  18. TCMAS
    I've been meaning to automate my topoff and haven't got around to it yet. What are some cheaper(but safe too) method to do this? Are float valves safe enough? How about using a AquaLifter pump(AQ20) to slowly dose top off? Currently I'm topping off manually dailay. Ideally I would fill the...
  19. TCMAS
    For all of you that drip kalk- how much do you mix at a time? I was just reading how it looses it's effectiveness rather quickly. I've been making about 2.5-3 gallons at a time depending on the time of year that it is and how much evap I have and it lasts me about a day for my 40gal. So I am...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    What do ya'll use in your tanks?
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