Kalk Reactor - need ideas to build one.

Ashish Patel

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I have 400 gallon tank (550 total volume) and determined to use Kalk only for the first year or as far as it takes me. I just can't get over the prices for some of these Kalk stirs and I will need something alot bigger. I would really prefer a 4 -5 gallon Kalk stir that can do easily 7 gallons per day. The Icecap one caught my eye but its over $450. I will be adding a large frag tank so thats another factor in why i want to build something for under $200 that fits my needs.

I asked my engineer cousin to help advice and wondering if anyone has build a good Kalk stir. Not the one that has a magnet stirr (which is great for smaller tanks),

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have you looked into a kalk slurry mix? Some experienced reefers use the method of saturated kalk.


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I've been dosing slurry for a few months. Probably more growth on the SPS during that time than the entire time I've started the tank which is almost a year now. But could also be that it matured a lot more too so I cant confirm for sure.
 

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I used my Icecap Stirrer to pull slurry through the port that normally feeds RODI. Few issues I've had so far is that a lot settles at the bottom of the sump so I had to add an extra powerhead in the sump. Another issue is that I'm using a Jebao doser and it ended up clogging and the tubing eventually popped off and ended up dosing on the floor. Has happened twice so far.
 

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What is your ratio of kalk? Can you share a picture of your setup?

corey
I used my Icecap Stirrer to pull slurry through the port that normally feeds RODI. Few issues I've had so far is that a lot settles at the bottom of the sump so I had to add an extra powerhead in the sump. Another issue is that I'm using a Jebao doser and it ended up clogging and the tubing eventually popped off and ended up dosing on the floor. Has happened twice so far.
 
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