Originally Posted by arminkropp
I just got some kalk
and liquid calcium for my tank and I'm looking for the best way to dose it?
the Liquid calcium i figured I'd add to a waterchange.
I'll have to drip.
is at 300 ish in my tank and I know my snails could use it.
is still high around 150, should I just leave it at that?
level is just fine but you really need to work on that Ca
level. Adding the CaCl
to the water changes isn't going to be enough unless you do several water changes over a weeks times or so. You'll need to dose it daily (or 2x/day) to get the level up to a balance otherwise. At 3 mEq/l alk
), balanced Ca
is 420 ppm
. Total liquid CaCl
needed will be about 200 ml if that's all you use. The "tweeked" water changes would be much much easier. Just be sure it's well aged/aerated before use.
What other uses does kalk have? It causes PO4 to precipitate right?
I have a bit of cyano now but nothing major. Coralline is coming along nicely! Even have it in my skimmer and on the glass now!
should only be used with balanced chemistry. Onced you get the Ca
up to where it should be the kalk
will help maintain it. Just keep in mind it raises both alk
equally, it should never be used to correct an imbalance.
It will help with PO4
as well as precipitating metals from the water. Helps maintain pH and as mentioned CaCO3
dependant organisms. Great all 'round product when used correctly.