Kalk mixer... correct way to use it?

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  1. ZaxXx

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    Hi members
    On my +- 1000 liter system,
    Got my Kalk mixer hooked up now for the past two weeks...
    Added in about 6 or 7 heaped table spoons of kalk...
    Got it mixing once a day for 7 hours a time.

    What i need to know is
    #1 How much kalk should I add in a week?
    #2 How many hours and what intervals to run the mixer for?
    #3 Should I dunk the undissolved kalk in when topping up kalk or throw it all out?

    Thanks :)
     
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    I use a kalkstirrer, 3 to 4 heap spoons a week on a just over 1000L system. The stirrer ensures that there is no leftover residue.
     
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    1. since its in your ATU you top up when the kalk is no longer there or Ca and Alk start to drop
    2. i run mine for 30min when the lights go out and then again 4hrs later
    3. nope keep it, as the RO flows through it will dissolve
     
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    Need help again!!
    This damn stirrer is grunting and rattling!!! only started when i added the kalk in... got it on a 6hour on 6hour off.
    Whats up with this damn thing!?

    its a new impellor... opened it and cant find the rear washer so i moved the front one to the back. but anyways it wasnt so loud before this with only 1 washer.

    Please help

    Thanks
     
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