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Old 01/11/2008, 08:01 PM
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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, 08:08 PM
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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, 08:21 PM
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Awesome, thanks!
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:26 PM
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:47 PM
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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, 01:48 AM
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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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