Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-12-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
boardsurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 823
Does liquid Calcium make water milky/cloudy?

I dosed my 55gal FOWLR tank with liquid calcium yesterday and my tank is very milky/cloudy today. All my paramaters are in check, and I use only RO/DI water. It is not cloudy from any algae or sediment, rather a milky look.

Does dosing Calcium usually do this?

TIA...
__________________

__________________
- Mike
125 gal. reef w sump/refugium & 8-bulb 640w T5's
45 gal fresh w/plants + CPF lighting
boardsurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2005, 05:30 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Rolling meadows IL
Posts: 235
i dose with calcium and never seen any cloudiness...what is the brand you are using? and how are you dosing?


doug
__________________

__________________
sirfishmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2005, 05:37 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
dosing too much, or having too low an alkalinity can cause the calcium to precipitate and cloud the water.
I assume you tested both alkalinity and calcium levels before deciding to dose. Can you post those values?
__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
calcium, cloud, cloudy

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eco-complete very cloudy kind of milky LesPaulPlayer Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 02-20-2009 04:17 PM
milky water imcgary Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 4 03-07-2007 11:10 PM
water looks milky sith j Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 9 04-01-2006 11:27 PM
WARNING re AP liquid test kit: Don't make this mistake bosk1 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 12-16-2005 11:44 PM
Kalk and liquid calcium questions arminkropp Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 05-03-2005 11:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.