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  1. General Reef Discussion
    hello guys. I am having a problem with calcium. no matter what i do, my calcium reads over 500. I tried water changes and cant seem to get it down. I try to add more DKH (which reads 7.4 at the moment) but for some reason I have an imbalance. If I add kalkwasser, will that balance the 2 of them...
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    Hello TRT A few months ago, about 4 months, i started my own 20 gallon reef tank. After all water parameters were good after about two months, I started adding fish(i did not quarantine the damsels only acclimated) to it. I've done 10% water changes weekly. I have 2 powerheads, protein skimmer...
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  4. General Reef Discussion
    I'm really confused as to why my calcium level sare going down. I have one hammerhead coral some zoas and a couple nems. My calcium levels have been consistently dropping for about 3 weeks now. The weirdest thing is I have been topping off my tank with exclusively kalkwasser. My initial reaction...
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  7. General Reef Discussion
    I've had my reef tank for over about two years now 90G. I had to go away to college so my parents have been "caring" for the tank. I was dosing a two part A and B calcium alkalinity solution, but since ive been in school my parents ran into a problem and over dosed, so i stopped the dosing and...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I really would like to start dosing kalk in my reef tank. My tank is a Fluval Spec V which is around 5.5 gallons, so it is a nano tank. The problem is I can't find a way to safely and effectively dose kalk. A Kalk dripper won't work unless I can find a way for it to give off one drop every...
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  10. General Reef Discussion
    Which one of these do you guys use? My calcium is 380 and dkh is 8 so I want to look into dosing. I do water changes once a week with reef crystals but this week I got 2 acros and a torch so that might be taking up my calcium. I have a 5 gal bucket of ato water I could kalk up, only reason I'm...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys so for my 180 g mixed reef tank I am planning on dosing kalkwasser to keep my calcium, magnesium, and alkalinity levels up, as well as to keep my pH up also. For some reason though, the whole concept seems confusing to me. I know that kalkwasser is a mixture that you mix into the RODI...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone. So I have decided to do another DIY project. I want to make up a Kalk reactor. I have seen some basic builds, and some more complex builds. I want to land somewhere in the middle :) I plan on doing a build exactly like this one...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    quick question for anyone that knows or has experience with this. Have a 60gallon tank and have a Spectrapure UPLC II ATO unit that should be here in the next few weeks (backorder...) anyways im currently using a siphon drip method for Kalkwasser and its ok but constantly needs tweaking and...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Made a diy kalk dripper with a 2L jug and airline with a small Aquarium airline valve at the end to control the drip rate. My problem is I set it to my desired rate come back an hour later and it's not dripping anymore. Now it's not getting clogged from kalk I only used 1/2 teaspoon and have the...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I hear people talk about these chemicals all the time and I see the reactors and dosing pumps but is there a thread explain what each does and if dosing is needed? I wasn't planning on touching this stuff because I didn't know about it but it seems important lol. I'm doing a 40B build and...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I am planning to use TOM Aquarium Aqua Lifter for Kalk Dosing.........I have a gravity fed ATO where I cannot use Kalk because my valve will get clog. So thinking about Kalk Dosing using Aqua Lifter.....Anyone have experience doing that?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am thinking about dosing kalkwasser also known as pickling lime, but was wondering how often I should dose. Should I only dose a day or two out of a week when my calcium is low or will it hurt my tank if I dose on and off.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I am planning to dose kalkwasser in my 40 breeder tank with 20g long sump. I have a gravity fed auto-top-off with 1/4" tubing. there is a 20 gallon container which holds RO water. I am planning to mix BRS kalkwasser in that 20 gallon ATO container and will put a Hydor koralia 1150 circulation...
  19. Dosing and reactor equipment
    Hey guys, I am doing some upgrades and one being an ATO. I am looking for suggestions for a good ATO, looking at JBJ or Tunze osmo. I'm also considering using kalk but not sure of the best way to use it with an ATO. My thoughts are to use a kalk stirrer in the ATO reservoir. I have lower PH...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Kalkwasser and it's benefits are pretty fuzzy to me. Could someone explain the benefits of dosing kalk, like in their ATO water, and when you may consider adding it to your regimen?
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