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  1. charlv

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    Hi Guys and Ladies

    Please need some help here i can get a kalkwasser for good price and what do you think about kalkwassers is it good or bad

    It's a Reef Octopus kr-100
     
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    Hi charlv...dont you mean a skimmer?:whistling:
     
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    Hi inflames

    no it's a kalkwasser;)
     
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    It's a kalkwasser reactor :)

    They are generally good for a reef tank, many people use them or use DIY kalkwasser drippers, it is normally beneficial to a reef system but you need to be careful how you connect it so that it can't overdose your system, if you do overdose with kalk it could kill everything in your tank.

    You can save some money if you wanted to and could make up a very simple DIY kalkwasser drip.
     
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    wat does the "kalk" do for a tank?
     
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    It can help to maintain Calcium and Alkalinity and also helps with reducing phosphates in the tank. It can also increase or rather maintain a higher PH.
     
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    thanks for the reply viper357 i got the kalk reactor today for good price but do not know how to setup (how mutch to drip per second) and what to inside the reactor kalk yes but what else:p
     
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    thanks sounds interesting:)
     
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    in the reactor do i mix vinegar with the kalk i'm a bit confused did some reading on forum but got totaly lost most reefers use diy kalkwassers
     
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    As per the description...
    You could set it up to run overnight to help with raising the PH (PH drops at night) (but ensure it will not overdose while you are asleep), let it run at 1 drip per second, mix 2 teaspoons of kalkwasser powder with 1 litre of RO water.
     
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    Yes, although I have only used vinegar once and personally I would rather just do the plain kalk and RO mix. You don't have to use vinegar, lots of people don't use it, it's up to you.:)
     
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    i am still setting tank up with all bits and peaces not running yet will run the weekend and then the wait but when do i connect the reactor(time) after mature process or during
     
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    Set it up after the tank has cycled and you have livestock in the tank.
     
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    thanks viper357 will post some pics of tank tomorrow and thanks again for the help it's good to know you guys at masa:)
     
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    Good stuff, thanks :thumbup:
     
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