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Old 12-08-2003, 04:45 PM   #11
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Steve, A question for you on the IO

What is wrong with those levels? If you supplement kalk to bring up the Ca from 350 to about 400 ppm, would that still be a problem with IO? Or do you think the Alk it too high and the addition of Ca might cause a precipitation?

BTW, I've read those articles but I just don't have a mind for chemistry!
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Old 12-08-2003, 05:18 PM   #12
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looks like you got this one under control Steve..
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:53 PM   #13
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Steve, A question for you on the IO
What is wrong with those levels?
They're backwards

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If you supplement kalk to bring up the Ca from 350 to about 400 ppm, would that still be a problem with IO? Or do you think the Alk it too high and the addition of Ca might cause a precipitation?
I do not believe you should be buying a saltmix and then need to correct the chemistry. It should be properly balanced from the get go. To me, the product is faulty. Not to mention the time and test regents wasted correcting something that should be properly balanced when manufactured. If you do not mind correcting the issue yourself, that's fine. Personally, I do not have the patience. The only real time precip would be a problem is if the Ca was raised too quickly. As long as you do not dose large amounts, it will be fine although time consuming.

You will also need to bring the Ca higher than 400 ppm to get the alk back down to a balanced level against the Ca. More like 430-450 ppm Ca in the end.

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Which part needs more clarification?

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"i was asked what of dosing am i using"

red sea calk. so far everything seems ok. though i am having trouble with the test kits involved.
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Old 12-09-2003, 12:04 PM   #15
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red sea calk.
Kalkwasser is best used to maintain the levels, not raise them. If you need to adjust the chem, best use a buffer for alk and a CaCl product for calcium. It will be more effective and less problems getting to the right levels faster. Just be sure to read the instructions so you do not overdo the additions.

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so far everything seems ok. though i am having trouble with the test kits involved.
What kind of test kit?

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Kalkwasser is best used to maintain the levels, not raise them. If you need to adjust the chem, best use a buffer for alk and a CaCl product for calcium. It will be more effective and less problems getting to the right levels faster. Just be sure to read the instructions so you do not overdo the additions.
Im pretty sure that is what the red sea product is.
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red sea calcium test and alkalinity pro.


do you think it is best to adjust the alk and cal in make up water prior to adding it to the tank after a water change?
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Old 12-09-2003, 05:10 PM   #17
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m pretty sure that is what the red sea product is.
the product is "red sea reef success calk" you add it directly to tank water
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what is io
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Douggie: IO = Instant Ocean salt

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I do not believe you should be buying a saltmix and then need to correct the chemistry.
Steveeeee:

Man, your answer is mind-boggling!!! You mean to say you've found a salt that is perfect??? (no need for kalk or buffer if you do regular water changes).

Wowsy....I gotta know which saltmix this is.

LOL about the chem. article...it's not any one point..I kinda understand it when I read it but pooof it's gone the next day! I guess I would have to read it every day if I wanted to remember it. Bright, ain't I?
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Douggie: IO = Instant Ocean salt

doh
i would have never guessed
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