Kalkwasser what is the best way to dose?

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does that mean the bigger the reservoir the better, no matter the size of total system water vol?
If you're not using a stirrer, then a bigger reservoir means that you have to mix up your solution of kalk less often. Does that help?

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It is not. A reservoir is easier to unsure saturation just by adding enough. A stirrer may not saturate the water, and if I was using one, I'd certainly measure the potency. Many folks are surprised when they do measure it to find it is not saturated.

A reservoir in a Brute trash can with a closed lid stays saturated for weeks.

If you're not using a stirrer, then a bigger reservoir means that you have to mix up your solution of kalk less often. Does that help?

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Yes, I thought I heard somewhere for drip not to make more than a days evap worth, I don't like the ato method (my evap swings to much) and then I guess with a doser having a large supply, but then again do you really put kalk on a doser..? So seems to me kalk stirrer or for small tanks any kalk and bigger tanks need 2 part with a little help from kalk
 

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All good you did bring up a good point. Just because my apex says my PH is xx it does not mean it is 100% accurate. I never Thought to second guess my gear which can hurt me in the long run.

Apex is good for a lot of things but their probes are only slightly better than useless. The salinity probes are never accurate, the PH probes go bad quite quickly. I calibrated them every 2 weeks and did not realise how bad it was until I used another PH kit to measure PH. Apex PH probe was atleast 0.3 off in my case.
 

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Yes, I thought I heard somewhere for drip not to make more than a days evap worth
Hmm. That could be for safety reasons, in case the whole thing empties into your display. With a dosing system instead of a gravity drip, this isn't a concern.

I don't like the ato method (my evap swings to much)
I agree, dosing is better than ATO
but then again do you really put kalk on a doser..? So seems to me kalk stirrer or for small tanks any kalk and bigger tanks need 2 part with a little help from kalk
I think a doser is the *best way. I just use a really small pump on a light timer the runs for a couple minutes every couple hours. I mix up a 6 gallon bucket of kalk about once a week.
 

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Yes, I thought I heard somewhere for drip not to make more than a days evap worth, I don't like the ato method (my evap swings to much) and then I guess with a doser having a large supply, but then again do you really put kalk on a doser..? So seems to me kalk stirrer or for small tanks any kalk and bigger tanks need 2 part with a little help from kalk

I run my stirrer on a doser because my evaporation swings to much.
Overdosing Kalk can be very bad.
 
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