How much Kalk

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  1. Wolve

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    hi guys i need to know how much kalk to add to my reactor. the container says 1 teaspoon for 2 litres of water. but thats for a slow drip directly into the tank. how much do i throw into the reactor (reef octopus KR-100) and how often do i refill.
    thanks in advance for the help
     
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  3. Monti

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    6 or so tablespoons. Refill when needed (I used to refill every 6 weeks or so)
     
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    Spoke tn a guru about this once. He said you can pour the whole bottle in, as the water can only get saturated that much.
     
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    So what we are saying that you cannot over mix the kalk when making the solution ? I'm goin to start the 2L bottle method for now :)
     
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    I'm with Sean on this one. The water can only take up so much. I used to add about 200g to my reactor.
     
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    I add a heaped teaspoon for every day ie 7 spoons and refll every week.
    Dont add 200g at once as the possibilities are you will get too much added to the tank in a short space of time which can result in a huge pH spike.
     

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