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Old 02-25-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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Additives mixed with kalkwasser?

Is it safe to add my nutrient additives (Kent Coral-Vite) to my kalkwasser? I would add it to my dosing system after I dump the good water in there, not before, obviously. But will there be a chemical reaction that prevents either the calcium, alk, or additives from being added to my tank?

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Old 02-25-2005, 10:41 PM   #2
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not sure i understand you 100%
but i wouldnt mix the two! also your not adding that much coral-vite so whats the point ya know ?
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Old 02-25-2005, 11:08 PM   #3
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This is for my 55 gallon tank. I want to make a weeks worth of kalk and mix it with a weeks worth of coral vite.
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80 lbs. LR
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1 Pink Tree Coral
1 Copperband Butterfly
1 Yellow Tang
1 Mandarin Goby
3 Peppermint Shrimp
20 Red-Legged Hermit Crabs
30 assorted Snails

6G Nano-Reef Tank (Eclipse Six)
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10 lbs. LR
15 lbs. LS
1 Sebae Anemone
Several Purple Mushrooms
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1 Sebae Clownfish
1 Yellow-tailed Damsel
1 Domino Damsel
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Old 02-25-2005, 11:30 PM   #4
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ahhhh no never mix anything with kalk! or even any chems imo !
whats the intention for the use of coral-vite? imo its not needed! only chems i ad is kalk and iodine
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Old 02-26-2005, 02:57 AM   #5
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Well if all those minerals are naturally present then why not add them. The protein skimmer removes them so I add them once a week on Wednesday and I do a 10% water change on Saturdays.

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55G Reef Tank
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80 lbs. LR
40 lbs. LS
1 Pink Tree Coral
1 Copperband Butterfly
1 Yellow Tang
1 Mandarin Goby
3 Peppermint Shrimp
20 Red-Legged Hermit Crabs
30 assorted Snails

6G Nano-Reef Tank (Eclipse Six)
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10 lbs. LR
15 lbs. LS
1 Sebae Anemone
Several Purple Mushrooms
1 Bright Green Brain Coral
1 Sebae Clownfish
1 Yellow-tailed Damsel
1 Domino Damsel
6 Red-Legged Hermit Crabs
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:59 PM   #6
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your 10 % weekly water changes is enough
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:23 AM   #7
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Hey SS..what test do you use to track your iodine consumption?
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Old 02-27-2005, 09:26 AM   #8
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http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=SF1121

use this test kit ! but only add 2 drops of loguls every week into about 150 gallons of water
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