The idea of dosing at night is that it keeps the PH from dropping when the lights are out...I don't see any problem with dosing 24/7 or at night, which ever works for you, I've done it both ways.i thought dosing 24/7 wasn't a good thing? i have also been told that you should only dose at nite when the lights are off ... never quite did figure that one out ... what is the purpose of that?
I agree. Kalk is good when used with an ATO setup. Good stuff. LOL Go to Krogers and buy Mrs. Wages pickling Lime it is Kalk cheap and pure. Save $$$$i thought dosing 24/7 wasn't a good thing? i have also been told that you should only dose at nite when the lights are off ... never quite did figure that one out ... what is the purpose of that?
I had a guy tell me this once upon a time, don't know whether to believe it or not ... see what you think!
Quote "Kalkwasser will raise your calcium levels, and it will help to maintain your alkalinity. It will not significantly raise your alkalinity. If pH is low then it will have to be adjusted. If there is a low dKH it is very possible the pH is also low. A lot of coraline or growing stoney corals you do not need a high calcium level. However a higher alkalinity is pretty much a must. pH must be adjusted first to make sure you do not have an ionic imbalance. Avoid calcium chloride at this point as things are very susceptible to an ionic imbalance possibly, depending on the pH and how it responds to adjustment if needed. There is a reason for a low alkalinity and a low calcium, usually it is one or the other not both.Coraline can use significantly large amounts of calcium when it is available. Seachem Reef Advantage Calcium is a product I have not really wanted to try. It goes against what nearly all other manafacturers areproducing and experts are recommending. It is supposed to build and maintain calcium and then is also is suppose to supply magnesium and stronium. Tanks do reef tank inhabitants do not utilize these elements in equal proportions normally. That is why most manafacturers supply two part preparations. One for calcium and one for alkalinity. I like most Seachem products but I would not recommend the use of Reef Advantage or Reef Complete. I would recommend check your pH at mid light cycle before doing any supplementation, as well I do not recommend the use of calcium chloride until anyone has a full undertanding of the chemistry of calcium and calcium buffers in sea water. There are good charts but the chemical equations often shown in many write ups are, to say the least , not much help to non chemistry people".
It's a choice...I prefer Kalk and my system has a low demand for Ca so I don't have to dose anything else.I have a (probably dumb) question. If I dose reef calcium and ALK buffer when needed, do i need to be using Kalk also?