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    Kalkwasser disaster

    I woke up this morning and found my blue 5 gallon container had cracked and emptied in my livingroom. I was lucky, there was only 1 gallon left of limewater in the container.

    What kind of container are you using to store your kalkwasser ? I am starting to have doubts about those 5 gallon used to store freshwater.

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    Sorry to hear about your troubles. By coincidence, I was reading a thread over on RC thi monring which is addressing the same problem:

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=333015
    Nick

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    Thanks.....I will check that out.

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    Unhappy PELUCHE

    If your talking about the 5g water jugs yes there have been many cases of them splitting at the seems from the reaction of the kalk. I used a rubbermaid tupperware and now a 25g rubbermaid can. sorry to here about that and anyone else using those water jugs be warned!

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    I myself use a 10 gallon rubbermaid container, there pretty sturdy. I've had it running for over a year and a half, so far so good.

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    good to know, i was considering using one
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    I have had good luck with I O buckets Tapped with Watts fittings and it works great added benifit is the watts valve to adjust the Kalk drip rate..

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    What's a "watts valve"

    Thanks

    Vickie

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    What's a "watts valve"

    Watts is the name of the manufacture.
    They are small all plastic valves and fittings ranging in size
    1/4 od is the best for dripping with.I cant find a picture of them on the net but they are the same thing that most RO/DI units are plumbed with.you can pull them apart real easy for cleaning and evey now and then if the drip rate slows to much just a quick open and close puts it back in check
    they can be found at Home depo

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    I guess it is like a "John Guest" fitting then, right??

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