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Larah
02/05/2008, 10:25 PM
I need to raise my calcium levels.. I don't know how to do the whole dow flake and mag flake thing....
I am looking for a recommendation of, A product if possible, or
multiple products if need be..

CAL 330
ALK 4
Ph 8.4
Salinity 1.024
[B]

BLKTANG
02/05/2008, 10:31 PM
I just bought C balance,its a 2 part mixture.Very easy to use.

Thats just until my 2 part comes in the mail which is a little more involved as far as mixing things togeather.

mg426
02/05/2008, 11:09 PM
Randys two part is as easy as making toast. 2 and 1/2 cups of Dowflake to 1 gallon of RO/DI water.

Randy Holmes-Farley
02/06/2008, 06:29 AM
These articles may help:

How to Select a Calcium and Alkalinity Supplementation Scheme
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/feb2003/chem.htm

The “How To” Guide to Reef Aquarium Chemistry for Beginners, Part 2: What Chemicals Must be Supplemented
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2007-04/rhf/index.php

Larah
02/06/2008, 09:07 AM
Thank you!
BTW.. Where does one get DOW Flake & DOW Mag?
I tried a search but came up with a ton of stuff about DOW pharmacutical labs.....

mwwhite
02/06/2008, 10:35 AM
www.buckeyefieldsupply.com is one of the sights (we use it).

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com is another (redirected from www.twopartsolution.com).

Caution - there's an issue with Bromide in DOW Flakes. There's a thread in Reef Chemistry that has a great deal of detail on the subject.

Randy Holmes-Farley
02/06/2008, 02:30 PM
FWIW, the bromide is not a concern if you buy from those folks as they have stockpiled old batches. :)

Larah
02/06/2008, 04:25 PM
So any new batches will have a bromide issue?

Randy Holmes-Farley
02/06/2008, 04:29 PM
Any new calcium chloride from Dow, yes. It is not a concern for boosting IO for water changes, but may be a concern for a lot of routine daily additions.