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Old 05-21-2004, 01:49 PM   #1
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Kalkwasser or Turbo Calcium

I have a FOWLR tank and I have been toping up my calcium with Kent's Turbo Calcium. But from the forum I have read most people are topping off with Kalkwasser. Should I change to Kalkwasser or stay with Turbo Calcium? And can anyone give me the pros and cons of either method?

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Old 05-21-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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Is your LR using that much Ca that you need to add more to the tank?
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first of all you shouldn't be using that much calcium with only LR. Do you test for your calcium? If the kent stuff is keeping it up then i would stick with that.
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if all u have is LR then waterchanges should take care of everything
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Old 05-21-2004, 03:35 PM   #5
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Mine is a 45g tank with 40lb LR. Recently the coralline algae is taking over the LR and the calcium would drop from about 400 to 360 every week. I top it up with Turbo Calcium once a week. Everything else seems to be fine; alk at 10kH, mag at 1100, NO2 at 0, N03 at 0 and PO4 almost 0 as well. So I don't understand why I am using so much calcium.
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I personally like balanced additive and having turbo ca and buffer on hand to nudge it when it get's out of balance, but if it's working for you...continue and monitor.
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