View Full Version : ? Calicum supplement ?

02/05/2008, 11:25 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
Ph 8.4
Salinity 1.024

02/05/2008, 11:31 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.

02/06/2008, 12:09 AM
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, 07:29 AM
These articles may help:

How to Select a Calcium and Alkalinity Supplementation Scheme

The “How To” Guide to Reef Aquarium Chemistry for Beginners, Part 2: What Chemicals Must be Supplemented

02/06/2008, 10:07 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.....

02/06/2008, 11:35 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, 03:30 PM
FWIW, the bromide is not a concern if you buy from those folks as they have stockpiled old batches. :)

02/06/2008, 05:25 PM
So any new batches will have a bromide issue?

Randy Holmes-Farley
02/06/2008, 05:29 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.