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    Senior Member Ironman's Avatar
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    Kalkwater go bad?

    How long would Kalkwater last in a rubbermaid garbage container?

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    not sure if it will realy go bad as thats what they use for dead bodys in mass graves [morbid I know] but it should be used up within a few days. It usually takes me 3 days to use up my KALK.

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    Senior Member Ironman's Avatar
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    Yeah John, guess I'm getting a little lazy and was looking for an alternative to making kalkwater every two to three days to once a week.

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    It doesn't go bad so much as it goes inert if exposed to air. (Or at least it becomes useless to your coral.) That's the reason for using a reactor, you can strech out how often you mix new kalk because there's not a lot of air getting into your reactor.

    If you're dripping though, it's likely you'll still need to mix every couple of days.

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    a week is fine, actually, KRUGAR, its no longer believed to go inert because a skin forms on top of the surface immediatly and stops any more reaction. this was brought up by RANDY [chem guy] on REEF CENTRAL.

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    Johnny is right ... I also rechearched the Kalk thing for using it in my auto-top-off since my kalk reactor sprung a leak...loll and it is no longer valid to believe that exposure to air will render it completly useless. So 1 week is nothing to be worried about.
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    Sounds reasonable as long as you don't break the film by stirring the mix.

    Hey did your caps lock get stuck or did I get promoted?

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    I usually try to put names and places etc,, in capitals

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