Water in KalkStirrer going Brown

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  1. Kanga

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    My water in my AM kalk stirrer is going brown after a few days, being fed with RO from an AM top up.

    Surgeon says the same about his unit.

    Any ideas?
     
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    is the reservoir clean inside?
     
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    yip
     
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    any specific kalk make that yuve tried out recently that may have caused it?
     
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    Both AM and Aquilibria

    same thing on both
     
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    When i was using kalk i did notice some brands did mix into a brown colour.
     
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    is it harmful in any way alan?
     
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    Hell i dont know, the one i found did not turn the water brown was the 2 little fishies product, just damn expensive.
     
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    mhh thanks Alan, I would then assume its harmless, i am sure you would have picked up of there was a problem
     
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    Have heard this quite allot lately..
     
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    any negatives???
     
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    Yah any negatives or ways to prevent it?
     
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    Not that i've heard.they just mentioned that the water in it goes into a light brown coulour
     
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    mhh mine went poopooh brown
     
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    LOL:) oh well the guy describe his as light brown but as like resin is it not exhausted?
     
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    why you wasting money on expensive kalk???? go to the chemist and buy it.
     
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    i went to the chemsit and asked them for kalwasser.the pharmacist looked at me like WTF???
     
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    hehe, ask them for slaked lime ;) made by alpha
     
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    thanks dean.will do :)
     
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