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Old 02-17-2015, 08:40 AM   #1
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What is the cheapest way to add calcium to your tank? Is there a particular brand that is cheeper?


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Dowflake is probably the cheapest way, but you'll need an alkalinity additive as well. Bulk Reef Supply sells bulk additives.
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Exactly what i was looking for! Thx


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Old 02-17-2015, 11:43 AM   #4
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Depends on your tank size, if you got a monster, you should go with bulk purchases.

Kent Turbo Calcium boost the calcium.
But you need test kits, and also you have to adjust Alk.

Kalkwasser in the topoff water work too. I guess Kalkwasser is calcium + alk.
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What is the cheapest way to add calcium to your tank? Is there a particular brand that is cheeper?


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I went to home Depot and bought a 50 lb bag of calcium chloride ice melt. Its legitimately more calcium than I could hope to use in the next 10 years. It cost me $12 if I remember correctly.
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I went to home Depot and bought a 50 lb bag of calcium chloride ice melt. Its legitimately more calcium than I could hope to use in the next 10 years. It cost me $12 if I remember correctly.
Whut ? How do we know if this calcium is pure Calcium Chloride ? It isn't aquarium grade calcium I guess...
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Wow that's crazy! So then I would just need alkalinity?


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Ya I didn't think about that


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I bought food grade calcium chloride. Then brought alk up with bicarb soda. Then maintain with kalkwasser! Easy and cheap!!


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Whut ? How do we know if this calcium is pure Calcium Chloride ? It isn't aquarium grade calcium I guess...
Thats just as amusing as buying food grade co2. If it was too impure to use I imagine I would have seen an effect from using it for the past 2 years.
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