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Mares77
05-29-2002, 09:18 PM
Starting to dose Kalkwasser to maintain calcium, but do i do to maintain alkalinity. Do i have to continue dosing buffer or will it stabilize itself.

Canadian Man
05-29-2002, 10:08 PM
Kalk is a ballanced buffer, same as A & B tybe solltion. When you are dosing kalk you are adding calcium and buffer at the same time. Make sense?

Mares77
05-29-2002, 10:31 PM
Thanks man...totally clears things up

ron101
05-30-2002, 03:16 PM
The alkalinity (carbonates) component of kalkwasser comes indirectly from the interaction of CO2 in air. If you have problems maintaining alkalinity levels even with a saturated kalk solution you may need to supplement through increasing available CO2 or by using a carbon vehicle such as vinegar.

SuperFudge
05-31-2002, 12:44 AM
Mares,
Your alkalinity should maintain itself with the use of kalk,but also should be used after a proper alk is reached.
I would suggest the use of buffers to raise alk up,and then using kalk to maintain it then alternating as needed.

Marc.

[ 30 May 2002, 19:45: Message edited by: Superfudge ]

Mares77
05-31-2002, 03:49 AM
Thank You everyone its been helpful...