When to run Kalk Stirrer

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  1. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    I have a KR-140 Reef otctopus kalk stirrer, Question is shoudl i run the pump all day or only once or twice a day. Even if i left if running it would never add kalk directly to the tank but the pump may get warn out.
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Its sometimes better to run it at night when your pH goes down due to CO2 being released into the tank by corals, but this also depends on your Ca needs
     
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    Thanks but when should i stir the kalk in the RX all day or on and off?
     
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    Put the pump on a timer to run for a minute or two every 3 to 4 hours. They are not supposed to run full time
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    thanks Monti
     
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    Hi all.....

    Need advice on a kalk Wasser stirrer and connected top up unit.

    Would like to get a kalk wasser stirrer connected to a top up unit and was wondering which brand is reliable?

    I heard that the Aquamedic kalk stirrer and top up sensor unit was a good buy and reliable. Have heard some hairy stories of some other units pumping out all the kalk at once and also some of the units paddles breaking?

    Any recommendations?

    If it matters....tank corals will consist of LPS and softies only. More worried however about the PH effects of a malfunction on my tangs. In my experience PH fluctuations can induce white spot on fish, that are prone to getting itch, such as tangs.

    ciao
     
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    I have a AM Kalk stirrer which I use to run 24/7. I must say, I am more than pleased with the way it mixes/stirs kalk gently 24/7. If I had to replace it, I would still go for another AM Kalk stirrer.

    In terms of PH and whitespots, I had my ph shoot over 9.3 (or was it 9.6?) with no ill effects to my fish.
    Temperature fluctations can be the major cause of white spots. Look at what had happen to Alan's tank recently with the dip in temperature, boom, white spots.
     
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    I like your gadgets, post a pic Mek, im very interested in this unit.
     
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    I run my Deltec 24/7 and never any hassle.
     
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