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Old 01-24-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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Dosing Kalkwasser

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Could someone tell me how quickly they drip kalkwasser into their tank. I am running a 75 gallon tank and I want to know if they add 1 gallon per day, or hour or week of the solution? Obviously, testing for calcium and alk is a must, but what is a general idea? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-24-2004, 02:02 PM   #2
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its all diff for each tank !! how much ca using animals ya have !! test add test and quickly ya will find the right amount!!
most go very slow drips !! in my 90main/55fuge/50/sump i just use an airline to syphon the kalk in after main tank lights go out !!

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I've heard people say they mix one third kalk with their top off water. So if you use say 3 gallons of fresh water to top off, dose 2 gallon of water with 1 gallon of kalk instead.

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I use kalk exclusivly to replace evaporated water.
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:42 PM   #5
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Kalk is one of the most underused supplements in the hobby IMO. It maintains BOTH Calcium and Alkalinity in a balanced manner, it precipitates phosphates, it helps maintain higher pH, etc. On top of that.....it's CHEAP!!!

During the winter, my evaporation rate increases substantially due to the central heating. My calcium demands also change frequently as I frag often. That's why testing often is necessary.

Basically, I would recommend reading the directions on your Kalk and then test and adjust accordingly. After a couple weeks, you will know your tanks particular needs.
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