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Volume of Value By Jonathan on 2/20/13Jonathan would recommend this product to a friendHoly powder Batman!! Ton of Volume!!! Perfect Kit to get things going in the right direction. Follow instructions+ watch videos+ use calculator=perfection every time!
Great value By Samuel on 1/3/13Samuel would recommend this product to a friendYou really do get alot for what you pay for maybe to much(not a bad thing). The videos helped me out alot as I was new to dosing. Mixing each element was not as hard as I thought it would be either. This is an all around awesome package.
After I got all my parameters where I wanted them I didn't think I would need the alk or cal solution but after a few water changes I noticed my cal jumped up but my alk didn't. I had to stop using kalk for a little bit til my cal went back down and dosed only the alk solution to keep it stable.
This is an all around awesome package.
Great Product! By Greg on 9/15/12Greg would recommend this product to a friendGreat additives and at a great price as well. The sodium bicarbonate can be a pain to mix up, but it does it's job well.
Great Starter By Shoei on 6/16/12Shoei would recommend this product to a friendEasy to understand directions and if you don't' they have videos on how to on here. Was packaged great no spills or damaged and its just a overall great starter product. Highly recommened for new reef tanks.
Love this Starter Kit! By Jeff on 6/5/12Jeff would recommend this product to a friendI love how easy this kit makes dosing Kalc. I'm still a bit new to the hobby so anything that makes things simpler is great.
Good Value, Excessive 2 part By Shooterrick on 5/20/12Shooterrick would recommend this product to a friendThe product is a great value for the money. It is easy to use and my only critique is that there is a awful lot of 2 part Kh.CA, and Mg included for a starter kit. Luckily I find I like and will continue to use the product. Overall I would say buy it if you want to get into Kalk Dosing in a ATO.
Great value By Jordan on 5/15/12Jordan would recommend this product to a friendi was pleased with the value and simplicity of the product. The BRS calculator and videos make use super simple
Awesome By Adam on 5/8/12Adam would recommend this product to a friendThis stuff is awesome. Started adding with my top off, have had massive growth with Lps and sps coral.
Too Much! By Thomas on 3/29/12Thomas would recommend this product to a friendMy only comment on this stuff is the sheer volume. I have been dosing the 2 part and Kalk for couple weeks and I have used very little of all the chemicals. Making a starter bundle w/ less volume may helped me determine what I needed and allowed me to buy fresh chemicals as needed. Although I am not positive I would assume there are some shelf life issues.
Great kit By Carl on 2/21/12Carl would recommend this product to a friendI recently began dosing with these chemicals and have been quite pleased with the results. The calculator on the BRS website gave me good measurements to achieve the results I was looking for and has been working quite well since I began the dosing. The products have dissolved nicely in my RO/DI water which tells me the quality is very high and for the price its a great deal.
great starter package By Matthew on 2/2/12Matthew would recommend this product to a friendThis kit is awesome. Comes with everything I need for my dosing. And the kalk is perfect for my gravity fed slow drip ATO!
Volume vs Mass By Matt on 1/31/12Matt would recommend this product to a friendDry chemicals should be referred to in units of mass not volume. Really ?? You would like to dose 100 mL of dry CaOH?? Easy fix appreciated by people who like accurate label claims.
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Previously Asked Questions
by Tom on April 15, 2013, @7:22 AM
I am currently using the two little fishies calk mixer. Will this product work with that mixer?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Tom,
That would not be an issue at all.
by Allan on March 18, 2013, @7:45 AM
what is the shelf life of the dry chemicals?
what is the shelf life when mix in rodi water?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Allan,
Kalkwasser in dry form will last pretty much indefinitely. After it is mixed with water it becomes susceptible to CO2 from the air around the tank. If kept in a covered container and not agitated it will generally be fine for 3-4 weeks as it will form a crust on the top that reduces air exchange. If you agitate it and promote exchange it could be as little as a day though.
If your looking for something you can mix and store for longer periods of time I would look at the two part solutions as they can't be mixed and left for very long periods of time.
Kalkwasser (Calcium Hydroxide) is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to add calcium and alkalinity to a reef tank as well as maintain pH. It is typically mixed with RO water and slow dripped or dosed using an auto top off system. The BRS Bulk Kalkwasser Starter Package includes all the additives necessary to raise calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium before using Kalkwasser to maintain the tank.
The items in this package are designed to be used in the following ways.
- Kalkwasser - This will be used for daily dosing to maintain calcium and alkalinity levels as well as elevate the tanks pH. Because this product does elevate the pH, it is important to dose slowly in small amounts. This product is designed to be used daily to continually replace calcium and alkalinity as it is consumed and not to make large adjustments.
- Calcium Chloride - This is used to make larger adjustments to calcium levels. This product has no effect on the tank's pH so it is possible to make larger changes to calcium levels in single doses.
- Sodium Bicarbonate - This is used to make larger adjustments to the tank's alkalinity levels. Sodium bicarbonate does have a small temporary lowering effect on the tank's pH. It is possible to make relatively large adjustments to the tank's alkalinity without a major impact on the tank's pH but it is wise to monitor the tank's pH while dosing.
- Magnesium Mix - Dosed occasionally to maintain magnesium levels. Maintaining correct magnesium levels helps prevent calcium and alkalinity from precipitating and makes maintaining correct parameters much easier.
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