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Old 01/11/2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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Baking soda & kalk

I was just wondering if I can dose baking soda with my kalkwasser, or if I even need to? I use Mrs Wages pickling lime to make my kalk, and drip it overnight. I know it has a high ph, 12 I think, but as far as I know it dosen't raise the alkalinity?


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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Kalkwasser already doses alkalinity, so the combination shouldn't be needed, and won't work:

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-01/rhf/index.php


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks!


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:26 PM   #4
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:47 PM   #5
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Don't forget to check the Mg periodically when using kalk since it won't be added by Ca reactor or 2 part w/ Mg.


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Old 01/12/2008, 12:48 AM   #6
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Limewater maintains alkalinity in many tanks.

But keep that baking soda on hand for an occasional bump which is sometimes needed.


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