Careful...this isn't as simple as one might think. Are you measuring Ca
levels that have led
you to conclude that you need Kalk
? Once you know you need it, you have to figure out how much you need. How much is controlled by how concentrated you mix it...and how fast you add it.
You can't assume that you need to replace ALL your evaporated water with Kalk
. That might be too much. I would guess that is likely too much.
Adding too much Kalk
to a system (even slowly) will cause precipitation of Ca
, as well as major Ph concerns.
No, the skimmer won't remove the Ca
from the system. In fact, the air contact will actually help convert the Kalk
. The problem, however, is that if undiluted Kalk
tends to go straight into the pump...the heat of the pump will cause the Ca
to plate on the impeller of the pump. This will eventually lead to the pump stopping and pump failure. So it is generally advisable NOT to allow Kalk
to drip directly near the intake of any pump.
40 Gal Hex, 10 Gal Sump, CPR overflow with Mag 7 return, Maxxima 35 RO
, 10K MH
pendant, 2 x 15W actinic, 1 yellow tail damsel, 1 high fin goby, 40lbs LR
.com rock, 1 red head goby, 1 algae blenny, Leather, blastomussa, sun, and hammer corals, green polyps, carpet anemone, 2 sexy shrimp...and more LR
critters than you could imagine in your worst nightmares.... Mantis in 5 gal