Why do ya'll have the really
good discussions while I'm at work? Don't any of ya'll work? Geesh!
The only thing I would like to add, is that there are many benifits to Kalk
that haven't been mentioned.
causes phosphate to precipitate out of solution.
adds nothing that accumulates, therefore is very
difficult (if not impossible) to overdose
3) If dosed at night it will help stabalize the overnight ph
is a balanced solution and reduces the need for buffers to make adjustments to ALK
5) It is probably the cheapest form of CA
supplamentation available, even if you use the expensive stuff from the LFS
6) Kalk does not
cause sediment binding (cementing) of sand beds
is not just for coraline growth, Kalk
supplament, there are many CA
consumers in the tank other than coraline, and all will benifit from Kalk
addition. It is a common occurance that when using Kalk
the coraline will take off, perhapes this is due to the reduction of CO2
that is caused by Kalk
. I think it was Mark that said one time, Kalk
chews up the CO2
. I know
that after I began dosing with Kalk
, many years ago, I was unable to keep any type of macro algae in my tank, micro algae didn't do so well either.