sounds like you are doing it right- one quart all at one time is fine for a 75 gal aquarium. Are you able to maintain good ca levels with the b-ionic?PACOLIANT said:I Have The Same Question. I Add 1 Qt Of Distiled Water Daily For Evaporation In My 75g And I Add B-ionic.
let us know how that reactor works out for you...I'm planning on buying one myself.Tasher80 said:I use the auto top off product from www.reef-relief.com . I am very happy with it. I just ordered a Nielsen Kalk Reactor from www.myreefcreations.com today. You add the kalk to that unit and it keeps it mixed up. When you sump gets lower from evaporation the solenoid from the RO/DI opens, pushed water into the reactor and kalkwasser water out into the sump. It keeps the calcium up and the water level perfect.
With a calcium reactor you should really have a PH controller so you PH doesn't dip too low. With a kalk reactor its besically the same as mixing a tub of water with kalk and dripping it. The difference is, since kalk reactors are sealed the kalk doesn't mix with the air and lose is effectiveness. The kalk reactor I bought states you can put 4 full measuring cups in the unit at once as well. Thats a lot of kalk. Not sure if I will be doing that much. Kalk reactors are less expensive too. Mine was $200 for a unit with a magnetic stirer.Gouri said:Forgive my ignorance, but i don't see the difference between a calcium reactor and a kalkwasser mixer/reactor other than one uses up CO2?
Is there something I'm missing?
for smaller systems, thi would be expected, but I am surprised that you only evaporate 1 quart a day (~1000ml), do you have covers on the tank?PACOLIANT said:I Have The Same Question. I Add 1 Qt Of Distiled Water Daily For Evaporation In My 75g And I Add B-ionic.
I wouldn't think so. Fish/inverts still need calcium to grow, but no where NEAR as much as a reef (coral) tank.Gouri said:Is this still recommended for FOWLR setups?