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    Pickling Lime.kalk,

    does anyone here use lime instead of the commercial KALKWEISER and were can I get it? I want to start dripping KALK again but not pay the price.

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    Hi Johnny,


    Heard that you get them at any Grocery Stores, should be near the salt and canning needs section.

    Two brands widely used are Mrs. Wages and Ball.

    Has anyone used it before?, what is the downside of using pickling lime, if any?

    Venki

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    I get KALK from a guy who lives real close to me. He sells it for $20.00 for 5 pounds...that's enough to last me almost a year on my 90 reef. Not sure where he gets it but he always has it and gets shipments regularily. Maybe you can work something out with him. Here's a thread he posted just yesterday on another board.

    http://www.aquarist.info/cgi-bin/ult...c&f=7&t=000957

    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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    I may be wrong here....

    But I heard that you can't get "pickling lime" (Mrs. Wages for example) in Canada because it's a product not allowed to be sold in Canada since it's carcinogenic (sp?).

    I havn't been able to find Mrs. Wages anywhere here in Montreal. I know that it's supposed to be in the pickling section at Walmart, but I have yet to see it.

    mouse,

    I guess there's no brand associated with that kalk? I know that kalk is kalk... but... some are harder to dissolve in kalk reactors (such as Mrs. Wages).

    I'm interested though in that kalk..........
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    thanks for info

    I'll check it out MOUSE! thanks.

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    What is kalk and waht is it used for 6????
    25g Reef

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    sunray

    KALK is a short name for KALKWEISSER which I believe is GERMAN for lime water. It helps keep your calcium count up there and also helps reduce PH swings. The calcium as you probaly already know is for your corals and such to grow and be healthy.Most people drip it as there topoff water. I also will use KENTS TURBO calcium to bring up the numbers if they fall
    and sonetimes add a buffer.

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    Couldn't have put it better myself
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    tang-man

    I'm going to look into a place here called RITCHES FEED AND SEED. they might care the big bags. from what I found out so far the aquarium KALK is exactly the same as the pickling stuff.

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    Is it the same as 100% ca(oh)2 sold in chemical stores?

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