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Old 03-13-2004, 10:49 PM   #1
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Balanced Calcium and alk buffer?

I have been using Kent Liquid Reactor for the three months my tank has been up and running. I have added it as my tank needed, so I did not add it automatically everyday. When I went to get my bottle tonight, it had Hardend! There was a little liquid and a hard solid mass at the bottom. I tried shaking, but nothing helped. Now I guess I am in need of a new Calcium and alk buffer system and wanted to know if this was a good one or if there was something better. I do not want to use Kalk because I have two small girls and would die if something happened to them. They can get into anything.
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Old 03-13-2004, 11:08 PM   #2
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I do not want to use Kalk because I have two small girls and would die if something happened to them. They can get into anything.
Not sure there is an additive for the tank that couldn't harm them, but I would probably go with B-ionic or better yet, Warner Marine Calxmax.
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I have great results with B-ionic. I keep it around 4ml per gallon and it doesn't ever get away from me.
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I too use B-Ionic. Good stuff.
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I switched from liquid reactor to b-ionic. VERY GOOD decision. Liquid reactor tends to be quite messy, and the cloudiness that it causes is awful!! Also, With b-ionic I can control my CA and Alk levels more precisely and everything seems happier.
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If you use 4 ml/gal, how often do you add it?
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I think that is a typo.
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1ml/4gal is the recommended staring point for b-ionic. I use 6ml daily on a 29 gal. Keep in mind, every tank's consumption rate is different.
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