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Old 11-01-2004, 09:36 AM   #11
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I add kalk to my top off water and then the kalk water is added when the float says the sump is low. It adds a bit of kalk water each time. You don't have to have the perfect drip system.
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alright thanks guys for your help, i think im going to try b-ionic... ill let you know how it goes
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I started with the two part additives, but consistantly struggled with keeping my Ca/Alk levels up. I also found that I consistantly needed to add additional Ca in order to stay balanced. It got to the point where I was having to dose at nearly double the maximum daily recommendation and I didn't want to do that all at once. This required dosing 2x per day so as not to shock the system. Too much work.

Finally, I gave up on the two part additives and went to Kalk. Now, I'm balanced Ca/Alk all the time. Ca levels rose to just over 400 and are stable. I'm currently mixing Kalk at only 7 tsp/5 gal and I drip 24hrs/day to match evaporation.

I'm very happy with Kalk. But I would agree that it is a pain to mix and drip. The problem was that the 2 part additives became more painful than Kalk.
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anybody else with similar issues??
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