How much kalkwasser do I add?

Depending on your demand for calcium & alkalinity, you can add up to 1.5 teaspoons of BRS Pharma Kalkwasser to the reservoir….Easiest to Implement

How much kalkwasser do I add?

Depending on your demand for calcium & alkalinity, you can add up to 1.5 teaspoons of BRS Pharma Kalkwasser to the reservoir….Easiest to Implement

  1. Low Demand – 1/2 tsp per gallon of fresh water.
  2. Medium Demand – 1 tsp per gallon of fresh water.
  3. High Demand – 1 1/2 tsp per gallon of fresh water.

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.

How does a kalkwasser reactor work?

How It Works. The reactor is filled with a significant amount of kalkwasser powder which is then periodically stirred with incoming freshwater from your ATO reservoir to ensure every dose is as concentrated as possible.

Does kalkwasser raise pH?

It’s very important you don’t add too much at once. Kalkwasser has a very high pH of 12.3 which can raise the pH of your aquariums so fast that it can harm the fish and corals inside.

Does kalkwasser raise salinity?

The kalkwasser when dissolved in salt water will also result in a high localized calcium concentrations. This will lead to the precipitation of calcium carbonate. So, you would actually be loosing more calcium carbonate to precipitation than you’d be gaining. Kalk will not affect salinity as others have stated.

Does kalkwasser raise 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 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 affect alkalinity?

What Does Kalkwasser Do? -Adding kalkwasser will cause the pH of your aquarium to rise because it’s a base. Keeping a proper high pH of 8.2-8.4 can help your corals grow faster and help stop the growth of unwanted algae. -Kalkwasser raises calcium and alkalinity.

Does kalkwasser increase magnesium?

Limewater (Kalkwasser) does not affect magnesium. That means that if you use limewater, you will have to monitor your magnesium levels and add a magnesium supplement as necessary.