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01/31/2013, 04:12 PM
First time using kalk. Made a dripper out if a 1 gallon jug. Directions on kent kalk says to skim off top layer, how important is it to do that. Idk how to get it out of the milk jug. Also how many drips per second or min? Its on a 125 sps tank

01/31/2013, 04:13 PM
It also says to let it sit a couple hours how do you know when its ok to start drip?

Reef or Die
01/31/2013, 04:23 PM
As long as the tube isn't pulling in the Kalk I wouldn't worry about skimming it. Just make sure the tube inside your jug is sitting higher than where the Kalk has settled. I only drip mine at night at about 1 drip every 4 seconds.

01/31/2013, 04:27 PM
Don't worry about the top layer. After you mix it, it will separate into 3 layers. The top is a thin film, the middle is mostly clear which you dose then the bottom is a white slurry which you don't add.

01/31/2013, 10:39 PM
I would avoid dosing the top layer into the tank. That can make a mess, in my experience, but it won't harm anything. The tank does look cloudy for a while.