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Roland Jacques
11/03/2006, 04:21 PM
1. Once you mix your kalk and water, will any further stiring help anything? (with no new water added)

2. And will that clear Kalk water, drained into holding tanks, loose anything over time?

3. if so about what percent would it loose if stored in sealed 7 gallon jugs for a month?

Randy Holmes-Farley
11/04/2006, 06:35 AM
Once you have made the initial limewater, additional stirring would be undesirable as it will help drive CO2 into the water,a nd will mix back up impurities that have settled out.

If the clear limewater is not stirred or exposed to air in large amounts, it will be fine for a few weeks.

This article shows that:

The Degradation of Limewater (Kalkwasser) in Air
http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-05/rhf/feature/index.php

from it;

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-05/rhf/feature/images/image004.gif

These articles have more:

What Your Grandmother Never Told You About Lime
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-01/rhf/index.htm

The Self Purification of Limewater (Kalkwasser)
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/may2003/chem.htm


Magnesium and Strontium in Limewater
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/dec2003/chem.htm

Roland Jacques
11/04/2006, 08:10 AM
Thank you

Randy Holmes-Farley
11/04/2006, 11:05 AM
You're welcome.

Happy Reefing. :)