Calcium Question

Discussion in 'Chemical Filtration / Low Nutrient Systems - LNS' started by shane, 22 May 2009.

  1. shane

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    HI,
    I am able to get some food grade Calcium chloride hydirate flakes is this the same chemical as calcium chloride? I need to boost my calcium levels.
    Need some help.
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    calcium chloride is not that great search pne of the other posts for calcium hydroxide. I may be wrong
     
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    That sounds perfect :thumbup: where can you get this from, and at what price - I am interested in getting some as well. Please PM me with the details, or post them here, and perhaps we can make up a bulk order...

    Hennie
     
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    Hennie,
    They use it at work to treat the effluent water before going to the municapality water works. I spoke to Mekaeel yesterday and he said to use calcium chloride to raise my calcium levels in the tank and then continue with kalk to maintain that level.
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    shane

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    Hennie,
    How should the calcium chloride flakes be dosed and what sort of amounts?
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    Just be careful with the ongoing dosing of calcium chloride which can cause a chloride imbalance if water changes aren't done on a regular basis. It's perfect to raise calcium levels without influencing the p.H or KH of a tank but not for the only maintainer of calcium.
     
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    Good advise
     
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    Yer very good advice i must agree
     
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    Errm Thanks :blushing:
     
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    Very true, if added on it's own over a long period of time.

    It's not very serious if you also use baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) to add alkalinity to the system in a balanced dosage, with the CaCl, and preferably also the two-part magnesium additives, all (recipe and chemistry) explained in the above two links.

    Hennie
     
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    Wow..thanks
     
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