Help!! kalk overdose

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hey crew.just did a 75L water change.changed carban.there was no kalk in my stirrer.whie adding new kalk to the stirrer,the stirrer went mad and just started chucking calk into the display.ive got a major snowstorm.im outa RO water to do anymore waterchanges,did 25L again now,but outa water and cant get NSW as the sewage is dumping shit in the ocean.what should i do???please help.dunno if i typed this correct
 

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Mekaeel, the best thing is to wait for the storm to settle, the main reason for this would be the spike in PH. Any water changes at the moment would not help as you have set off a chemical reaction. Any new water would just fuel the reaction. Just wait for a few hours and then check all parameters from there.
 

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Its still kalk, with the alk and CA that high please dont add any other ca or alk additives as you will end up with a snow storm, wait for them to come back to normal again.
 

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Its still kalk, with the alk and CA that high please dont add any other ca or alk additives as you will end up with a snow storm, wait for them to come back to normal again.
cool alan :) by the way,is redsea reef kalk suitable for a kalk stirrer,first time ive used this supplement?
 

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It should settle the CA is high and KH but ive seen people that had higher and there tanks did ok..
 

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that cleared up quick.

was the kalk dissolved when it entered the tank? you don't want blobs of kalk resting on top of your corals, it will burn them.
 

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I would say not. Its normally calcium hydroxide that is used in kalk stirrers.
 

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That i dont know, as i dont use it anymore. Plenty different brands out there but they all the same thing at the end of the day.
 

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Mekaeel, the reef success kalk is NOT to be used in a stirrer. You need to get hold of some Calcium Hydroxide. As far as I know the reef success kalk is Calcium Chloride.
 

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by the way this red sead product isnt kalkwasser but "reef success CALK".it also states it has no effect on PH.can this be used in a kalk stirrrer crew?

Hi mekaeel,

Thsi is not the same as Kalk (with a "K") which is calcium hydroxide. The Red Sea Success Calc is a balanced blend of bicarbonates and calium chloride.

This will not be suitable for use in a kalk stirrer.

You can be lucky though that you overdosed on this stuff, cause at least you do not have the high pH problem like Rafiq had when he overdosed the real Kalk.

Clinton
 

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thanks guys.and yes,this isnt to be used in a stirrer.as soon as it mixed with the RO it just began fizzing.havent checked my water parameters since last night.gonna check again today.all the corals appear to be fine.no signs of bleaching etc..so im feeling much better today
 

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