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Old 04-12-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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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?


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i dose with calcium and never seen any cloudiness...what is the brand you are using? and how are you dosing?


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Old 04-12-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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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?
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calcium, cloud, cloudy

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