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Marin Balling Lite Clarification

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by NoK3, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. NoK3

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    Looking for help and clarification on the instructions for mixing the above. For example: Calcium, 2kg of salts, 4 litres of water and 25ml of 1 & 2 additives but then here's the confusion it the states fill the container with RO water. Is my assumption that the containers are used to mix and then fill to 5 litres. If so, what are you supposed to do with the balance of salts. Guidance would be appreciated.


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    im a little confused by your question
    add the calcium etc to the 4 litres and dissolve
    then top up to 5 litres

    this qives you a saturated solution
    though my advice would be to test often as the concentration may vary

    is that what you were looking for ?
     
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    Hence my confusion. The instructions say dissolve 2kg of Calcium Salt in 4 litres if water plus 25 ml of the additives 2 & 3. Fill canister with RO water. I'm
    Assuming this means top up and you end up with 5 litres of Calcium Solution.


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    yes
    you will start of with 4 litres
    the add calcium etc which will increase total volume to say 4.5 litres (not exactly sure what you will end up with to be honest)
    then add additional ro upto 5 litres
     
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    Thanks. It makes sense now


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    good luck
     
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    This is mostly designed so you will dose correct amounts of trace. It isn't so important to be over accurate with the amount of calcium since, presumably, you will be testing regularly to calibrate your pump to consumption.
    It is entirely possible to bin the trace, I've been using them for years and they don't seem to make a lot of difference, and manually dose FM coral balance every for days. This way you can mix up however you want. This being said I use both.
     
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