What is the difference between kalk slurry and saturated kalkwasser in solution? I use to dose saturated kalk as all of my top off water and used fans for more evaporation and this only met about 1/2 my demand in a lightly stocked 75 gallon sps tank. I then went on to using kalk and dosing hundreds of ml of b-ionic a day to keep up. Now I just use a calcium reactor and it maintains my levels even with 7 clams in there as well.According to Anthony Calfo, 1 single shot (I think it is about 20 mL) of Kalk slury per day will satisfy any tank less than 200 gallon. That is what he is doing to his croal farm. No Calcium reactor and no B-ionic.
In terms of Mg, regular water change will take care of it.
Most likely not, but it will depend on how many specimens you have and how quickly your corals use calcium, your photoperiod, and the starting concentration and Ca<SUP>++</SUP>/Alkalinity balance of the water column in question. See one of the reef calculators for the actual numbers you need to use.ceige said:my "temp" system is about 50 gal....will 20ml be overkill for me?
I just dose with baking soda thats it. I mix about a teaspoon of baking soda into a bottle with about 10-12 ounces of ro/di water and shake to its dissolved and the i add it to my tank. Everything is right around what its suppose to be when i dose. Right now my alk is 9dkh my ph 8.0 and calcium 450ppm. I was trying to raise alk a little more and get my ph to 8.2. The reason i dose as much as i do is because my substrate did doesnt buffer like argonite did in my old tank, i have calcite in there now but just recently added some argonite (about 15lbs) for a calcite/argonite mix. Hopefully it will buffer everything a little better and i wont have to dose as much.What chemical do you dose along with baking soda? I remember there is a product call "reef builder" and it basically is baking soda.