Originally Posted by carey
I get my kalkwasser from bulk reef supply, cheap and it works. lol
i agree with all the above statements too. i don't dose anything I dont test for first off and when i do dose its only with soda ash for the alkalinity and that may be once or twice a week at most. Once you get into dosing it's like being chained to it and you have to really really monitor your tank to make sure you dont have any problems. Easier to just do water changes with a good salt mix and go from there.
I tried kalk
with my ato before but didnt have any luck with it really, my alkalinity still dropped pretty quickly so now i just dose when I need to. i do have to test once or twice a week though before I do.
If im reading your post correctly, you dose with soda ash to get the kdh up and then maintain it with kalkwasser??
Originally Posted by Holygral
125 mixed and dose nothing, weekly/bi weekly water changes, also the more you dose the more the cost of mainteance
With a 15%+ water change weekly my #'s still drop pretty low
. I just upped my water changers to 25% weekly last time around. Hopefully that might help abit more
Originally Posted by Chad36
The only supplement i use is kh
for my top off water.
Do you have some kind of pump in your water pale turning around the water so that the kh
supplement does not sit @ the bottom?? im considering getting a pump with an ATO system