Kalkstirrer Info.

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  1. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hi guys

    I just got my KR -140 reef octopus kalkstirrer and its a real monster. I'm happy with the way it looks and it seems like it'll hook up to my reef octopus auto-top up really easy. but

    Question 1: How do i get the pump for the reactor to run but then not let the auto top up run until the kalk has settled.

    Question 2: what kalk should i use, i've used the kent before and was happy with it but is there anything better and what would it cost?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    1.sorry no experience with these reactors.are these meant to run 24/7 or off a timer
    2.any kalk can be used,even the Alpha slaked lime from the pharmacy is fine to use
     
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    Any one?
     
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    millepora will beable to help out here
     
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    Buy slaked lime (kalkwasser) from your local chemist.

    The Reef Octopus kalkreactors do not run 24/7, put the pump on a timer, let it run for about 10 minutes every couple of hours, then put your top-up on a timer as well and let it run when the kalk is off. So......

    Timer switches kalk reactor on for 15 minutes, top-up comes on about an hour later (or however long it takes for the kalk to settle), repeat this process every 4 or 5 hours.
     
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    sounds good, just need to get two timers
     
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    Wow, sounds like loads of PT. Is it not easy to just dose the RO top-up ?
     
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    lots of people find this a better option
     
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    much easier than adding to top-up all automatic once you got the timers running, just add 2 teaspoons a week
     
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