smeese said:I guess it is a good idea, it helps your top off from lowering your Alk/KH I have a Kalk Reactor I got from Bob a while back but have not had a top off and plan on doing it soon. I highly reccommend to start with a low concentration and stir it more than once a day with a digital timer if possible. Good luck and do not be afraid to start just test frequently till you understand the fluxuations.
HFG said:kalk raises PH, Alk and CA Its usually not used for raising ALK or CA but sustaining it, because it will raise PH the fastest. But with top off rates should be fine, esp over time.
Depends entirly on how much stony stuff you have (and corline to some degree). If you have a mostly softy tank ... well, duhLoralie said:Can doing weekly water changes eliminate the need for dripping Kalk? I am thinking after Josh is gone I am gonna do weekly 10% water changes on the 92.
my floats have failed up and down stairs. downstairs the second float has always kicked in and stopped any real problems. however upstairs I was an idiot and only had one float and it failed. Had to be the day that i just filled the reservoir and it dumped in 10 gallons of kalk into my 90. when i woke up to the gurgle my tank was milky white and had a PH of 9.5 . I dumped in some vinegar to get it back down to 8.5 immediately. Only thing that died was a few snails , crabs, shrimp and the xenia.David Grigor said:While I don't know of any recent cases of overdosing, it does happen, Scott Jensen a former TCMAS member who moved away, lost his 75g tank to float switches and Kalkwasser. Bill Bramucci had a failure as well but becuase his system was so large 450g it didn't cause any livestock problems but did overflow the sump and ruin a $300 circulation pump.