Kalkwasser Dosing

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    Is dosing with Kalkwasser as effective as using a calcium reactor. The price of a doser is way cheaper then a reactor. What are your guys opinions? What is the best way to dose so you know you get the right amount?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Are you sure you need to do either? Dosing with a regular liquid calcium supplement works fine for most people. Usually you will only need a calcium reactor if you have a tank full of SPS corals. Dosing with kalk can be tricky, and disastrous if you screw up (I recently had two tanks crash due to an accidental kalk overdose).

    I use Kent Turbo Calcium, just a liquid additive. It works just fine. And for a lot of tanks, regular weekly water changes is enough to keep the calcium up.
     
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    you have to be very carefull with kalk. i made my own doser with a jug and airline tubbing. you just have to drip the kalk in very slowly. you use it as top off water for the tank. i use it every now nd then but not all the time. i like the 2 part i get from bulkreefsupply it is much easier and i dont have to worry about a kalk overdose you can shoot your Ph way way up if you add to much at once
     
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    I dont need either at this time. just trying to plan for the future.
     
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    Chances are,you wont really need either,unless you set up an SPS only tank.
    But of the 2,kalk is the cheapest.
     
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