Kalkwasser assistance

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Hello,
Looking to start using kalkwasser on my tank to increade my Alkalinity. Currently my PH is 7.8 with Alk of 7dkh. My plan is to use kalk on my ATO reserve which is 5gal. My tank uses about .5 gal per day. My questions is....how often do i add kalk in my ATO? Do i add each time I replenish my ATO reserve? Or do I just dose once, check my parameters then stop once i get to where i want which is an alk of 8dkh and ph of 8.3... any suggestions


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Kalk will also raise you CA. It is best to dose Kalk from a sealed container. You will end up with a film on top of the water in you ato container that you do not want in your tank. You can make a simple doser with a plastic bottle with a water inlet hose to the bottom and an output hose an inch or so below the top. I just use ail line on mine. Fill it with a little kalk then fill to the top with RO/DI. As water goes in the bottom it stirs the kalk. Then the kalk/water mix is forced out from the top. Adjust hose and bottle sizes to suit your tank size and needs.
 

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