My tank has been steadily increasing the amount of calcium it consumes. I have been dosing with Kent AB, but it has gotten to the point where I have to add substantial amounts, and I just can't spread the additions throughout the day enough.
So I decided it was time to go to kalk
I setup a dripper and began to add the kalk
. I tested the drip rate for a few days first to make sure I had a rate that was close to evaporation rate. My final Cal/Alk
measurement was 360/3.3mEq. I thought I would drip for 12 hours or so, then take another measurement.
was mixed at 1 tsp per gallon, and left to sit for about 3 hours.
ANYWAY.... it was less than 1 hour that I began to notice small particles in the water. I stopped the drip and within 15 minutes they were gone. The drip system does not draw kalk
from the bottom of the container.
I've read about the possibility of Ca
precipitation if you overdose kalk
, but I can't believe that 1 hour of dripping could possibly have OD'd the system....and my Ca
was reasonably low to begin with.
My Ph test kit isn't that accurate, but the Ph of the system seems to be about 8.