But where will you get calcium? It's not exactly something you can buy over the counter - or can you? Actually, you can. The Kent Marine Kalkwasser from Pet Store
, a calcium supplement, is readily available in the market.
This supplement is a rich source of bio-calcium that corals need for their growth. The calcium found in this supplement is pure and natural, unlike the calcium found in other supplements. If you want to make sure that your corals get high-quality calcium, this is the supplement you need to use.
The Kent Marine Kalkwasser also maintains the pH balance in the water. If you want the alkalinity levels to be constant at all times, you don't need an additional supplement because this supplement can do the job.
Adding the supplement to the water is easy. It can be added using drops or precise dosages, but if either method is inconvenient, you can add it by hand.Description:
KALKWASSER MIX provides bio-available calcium for lush growth of purple, pink and green calcareous algaes, snails, hard tube worms and clams. Corals will open more and stay attached to their skeletons better, with regular use. Phosphate & nitrate free! Contains no gluconates, EDTA, or other organics to raise DOC levels, as many competing products do. This product is the original European Method that has never been equaled for calcium addition to a Reef System! It will provide long term results that no other supplement will! It requires a little more work, but so does anything that is really worthwhile! KALKWASSER MIX can be used with Kent Marine Concentrated Liquid Calcium or TURBO CALCIUM for maximum results. Strontium addition via use of Kent Marine Strontium & Molybdenum Supplement or TURBO STRONTIUM is absolutely necessary, as well. Use of Coral Vite, and Essential Elements are beneficial, as well.
For best results adjust system KH to 8 to 10 dKH with Superbuffer-dKH or Marine Aquarium pH Buffer first. Add 1/8 minimum to 2 teaspoons maximum powder per gallon of fresh water for a stock solution
Considerations for use:
- Let stand for several hours
- Only mix enough to last a week
- A white precipitate may form on the bottom of the container. Above this is the clear calcareous water which should be added to the tank SLOWLY
- Use drip method or dosing pump to drip into system on a continual basis to replace all water lost to evaporation
- Does not cause pH to rise significantly when added slowly, but measure pH regularly
- Use Kent Marine Superbuffer-dKH to control pH and carbonate hardness
- For best results use Kent Marine Strontium & Molybdenum Supplement also.
If you add a teaspoon or more of KALKWASSER MIX per gallon of water for your stock solution, a crust will probably form on the top of the water in your container. This is normal and it will act to impede the diffusion of carbon dioxide into the kalkwasser solution. This will assist in keeping the kalkwasser solution fresh.Dosing:
Do not ever mix KALKWASSER MIX with any buffer! KALKWASSER MIX
should be dosed alone! If you mix it with trace minerals, many of them may precipitate out!Contents:
Contains Calcium Hydroxide, a caustic material. Remove to fresh air if inhaled. In case of eye or skin contact, flush with water for 15 minutes. If swallowed, drink 2 glasses of water followed by fruit juice or vinegar. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION! KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN! Not for human consumption. For Aquarium/Ornamental fish use only. Not for fish used for human consumption.