How do you use a kalkwasser in a reef tank?
Mix the kalkwasser powder into the top-off water with the least amount of stirring possible. Once it is fully mixed, do not mix again, over-mixing will cause CO2 to enter the solution making the kalkwasser less potent. Let the kalkwasser solution sit for 30 minutes before using.
How do you put kalkwasser on top of the water?
Start by filling your top off container up with RO/DI water. Then measure your dry kalk powder (recommended to start at 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water, max dose of 2 teaspoons per gallon). Pour the powder into your top off container and gently mix with the spoon.
Does kalkwasser lower phosphates?
Reduces phosphate levels – Kalkwasser causes phosphate to precipitate out of solution as calcium phosphate making it biologically unavailable for algae. Easy to prepare – Simply add the dry powder to water and shake.
What is kalkwasser used for?
Kalkwasser – German for “limewater,” it is a highly concentrated solution of calcium hydroxide in water with a high pH of 12.00+ used to supplement calcium and maintain high pH levels in reef aquariums.
Why does pH drop in reef tank?
If this is so, why does the pH in your saltwater aquarium change, usually dropping lower? In most cases, the pH drop is due to the acid produced by the production and reduction of ammonia. The ammonia is created by the livestock in the tank as it eats food and produces waste (mostly detritus) which then decomposes.
Does kalkwasser increase alkalinity?
-Kalkwasser raises calcium and alkalinity. Calcium and alkalinity are what corals, snails, and clams use to build their bodies. In a reef aquarium the calcium and alkalinity levels drop as the animals inside the tank grow.
How long does it take for kalkwasser to settle?
With 3 sealed buckets this allows about 5-6 days to let everything settle before use.
Does a protein skimmer aerate?
Skimmers provide ample aeration due to how they work. Water circulation and having the water surface agitated or broken also helps to aerate sufficiently.
What is the best way to dose kalkwasser in a reef system?
This method is not only ideal but is also the safest way of dosing the freshest possible Kalkwasser to your reef system. The Reef Octopus Kalk Stirrer is designed to keep the undissolved particles at the bottom of the reactor chamber while always leaving the clear highly saturated Kalkwasser liquid at the top.
What is a kalkwasser reactor and how does it work?
Kaklkwasser Reactors allow you to place a large amount of kalkwasser into a vessel and will channel your top off water through the reactor allowing it to become super saturated with the kalkwasser.
How does the reef octopus Kalk stirrer work?
The Reef Octopus Kalk Stirrer is designed to keep the undissolved particles at the bottom of the reactor chamber while always leaving the clear highly saturated Kalkwasser liquid at the top. Adding Kalk powder couldn’t be easier with just a few twists of the large thumb screws releasing the seal-tight lid for quick and easy Kalk refills.