1. Do you have an old account but can't access it?

    See Accessing your GIRS Account or Contact Us - We are here to help!

More help in getting my tank in check--

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gb387, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. gb387

    gb387 Inactive User

    +0 / 0 / -0
    OK, after all the reading now I understand...  that said as of right now I do not have a sump.  Is there a way (for now) that I can add my needed calcium/alkalinity, I have changed over to Reef Crystals and that has helped but still not there. 
    Correct me if I am wrong....  Say I was to dose with Kalkwasser this needs to be a constant drip say every night and/or 24/7!?!?  Can I dose with something like B-Ionic instead, is there something else out there?  
    The problem is my tank just is not set up to drip anything without looking goofy in the living room, I have seen all the DIY drip methods and none will look good sitting on the top of my tank.  If it was something that could be set up say once a week that would be fine with me but a continuous setup isn't practical right now.
    As of right now I am not to concerned about the cost of B-Ionic, shouldn't have to use it all that long since I am working towards a RR tank.
  2. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

    +1 / 0 / -0

    Have you read these two articles by RHF?

    IMHO - Drip sucks unless you have dosing pumps. I really like Kalk as I still don't need a Ca reactor (have one though) because I can still maintain good levels of Ca and Alk with Kalk and it keeps my pH up. But yes it is far best to drip or topoff 24-7 with kalk. Its ph is 12 so it has to go in slowly. I use 100% kalk as topoff with my homeade kalk stirer run with maxi jets and my Aquacontroller 3. Works VERY well if maintained correctly. To dose anything you really need a sump.
    You are welcome to come up to my place sometime and I will explain everything. But it is an hour drive for you.
  3. gb387

    gb387 Inactive User

    +0 / 0 / -0
    I need to get up that way - the problem is I head up that way I will end up spending money on corals! :)

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.