Kalkawasser turning brown

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  1. Yianni

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    Hi everyone, my kalkwasser turns light brown after only about 2 days in my Kalkreactor, just wondering is it normall, my RO water is reading at 0.My pipe outlet was level with the water level in the sump so i extended it to go slightly deeper if that makes a difference or must i raise it above the water or does it not make a difference at all.
     
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    Doesn't make a diff
    Quality of kalkwasser is what makes diff
     
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    Thanks Raven, the kalkwasser i am using is from ACECHEM, CALCIUM HYDROXIDE PLATINUM LINE (AR), are you familiar with it.
     
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    @Yianni, how pure is the Calcium Hydroxide? I use the same but from Kirsch Pharma Lab Grade...
     
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    I am clueless how do i check that? it says PLATINUM LINE (AR) CaH2O2:74.09 if that means anything,
    are you happy with yours, mine changes to a very light brown after say 2 to 3 days and becomes like curdle dont know how to explain, you say you get it from Kirsch Lab is it exactly the same thing? i see you in Vanderbijlpark we must get together some time.
     
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    ace chemichals ar grade is a good kalk.
    maybe just a dodgy batch.
    i have used ace chem for years......very good
    stange....i had aquamedic kalk do the same years back......
    and now i bought alot the other day....its perfect.....
     
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    Mine stays pure snow white... Let me know then I can visit you and bring you some kalk to test...
     
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    Does it perhaps syphon tank water backwards into the reactor when the pump switches off?
     
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    Hi everyone, i will double check about the water syphoning backwards and let you know if thats my problem,will buy a new batch just to make sure also, for now i will close this thread Thank you for your help.
    Express Reef i am hardly going to be around next week but how about maybe Thu if you not busy call me xxxxxxxxxxxxx maybe we get together.
     
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