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Old 03-09-2013, 04:28 PM   #11
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If you don't know what klakwasser is, don't even consider it. AKA limewater or Green liquor in certain industries, calcium hydroxide is a less expensive way to dose your water. It provides calcium as well as Hydrogen (to form carbonates and bicarbonates). But you would need an expensive doser to control the flow and a pH monitor to manage it. Overdosing can lead to high pH destroying your tank life.

A much simpler method for the new aquarist is a 2 part dosing system available at your LFS. 1 part adds calcium and the other alkalinity.
I add the alkalinity part to my ATO at a rate of 45ml every 5 days (that's how often I top off my ATO reservoir) and the calcium part to my return section of my sump twice in the same period. That is 9ml per day for both parts for a 120 gal system. Simple and safe. I track my levels and adjust the rate as required. I also dose mag at a similar rate into the return.
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I use the reef keeper for the controller for the tank. Got two dosing pumps from Bulk and the 2 part Alk and cal with meg. Mix it your self, makes a gal each, 20 oz of meg. Set the Multi timer so Alk is 12 times a day starts at 12am and every 2 hr. cal 11 times and starts at 1am. Small doses all day, I do the meg 3 times a week, need to get another pump. I still do a WC every week 25 gals for the other stuff. I have a 310 gal two sumps,total water is about 350 with 280 lbs of live rock. Trying SPS tank
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:44 PM   #13
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I have a apex lite btw....would it help?
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:08 PM   #14
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I have a apex lite btw....would it help?
If it has a Multi time function I don't see why not.
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So if i bought 2 bulk reef supply 1.1ml pumps and plugged them into my apex they could replenish the alk and calc?
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #16
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So if i bought 2 bulk reef supply 1.1ml pumps and plugged them into my apex they could replenish the alk and calc?
Yes But you have to set the on and off time for the proper amount, can be tricky . Test.i use redsea and the Hanna
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