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trad

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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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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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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.
Wow, sounds like loads of PT. Is it not easy to just dose the RO top-up ?
 

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