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Old 12-18-2003, 02:40 AM   #1
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white stuff after kalkwasser added !

Y sometime when i drip Calcium Hydroxide solution (Kalkwasser) to my tank, white stuff forming at the surface of my tank ? ( CO2 not enough ? kalkwasser get wasted ? )

What should i do instead if such things happen again ?
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Y sometime when i drip Calcium Hydroxide solution (Kalkwasser) to my tank, white stuff forming at the surface of my tank ?
Sounds like your adding it too quickly (or too quickly after mixing) and some calcium carbonate is precipitating out of solution.
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My drip is only 1 drop per second. Is that considered fast too ?
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Are you letting the Kalk settle first in the container before dripping? I mix my stuff 24 hours before I drip it.
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Yep, you should let it sit after mixing. I use 5 1-gal milk jugs and I mix up each jug the day before I start using them. I drop 1 jug in the morning and 1 jug in the evening.

What kind of surface movement do you have in your main tank? If you disconue adding kalk does this surface film stop appearing?
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I'm using HOF, guess the water surface is circulating when i dose my kalkwasser !
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Is that the only thing you have disturbing the surface water?

IE you dont have any powerheads positioned to ripple the surface? Or any sort of surface skimmer?
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I don't have any powerheads positioned to ripple the surface or surface skimmer !

Just only a simple FOWLR.
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Just only a simple FOWLR.
I don't see why you would be dripping kalk if you have a FOWLR tank?
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I thought kalkwasser helps to increase the coralline algae on LR ?
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