Originally Posted by BTA
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?
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.
BTW, I've read those articles but I just don't have a mind for chemistry!
Which part needs more clarification?