DSR Ca + (Increase Ca): Calcium Chloride
Calcium is essential for the growth of calcareous algae and the build-up of the limestone skeleton in corals. Due to the consumption of Ca, this value in the aquarium water falls and this will have harmful consequences …
Calcium is essential for the growth of calcareous algae and the build-up of the limestone skeleton in corals.
Due to the consumption of Ca, this value drops in the aquarium water and this will have harmful consequences for the corals. If this value falls below ~ 360ppm for more than ~ 1 week, the buds of various acroporas will bleach and thicken over time. There will also be tissue loss in various other sps and lps corals and the polyps will become colonized.
You can increase the Calcium (Ca) content in a rotating aquarium with Calcium Chloride (DSR Ca +)
How does DSR Ca + (increase Ca): Calcium Chloride
measure with salifert Ca test
start the DSR calculator, only the yellow cells can be changed and must therefore be checked.
enter the measured value in the DSR calculator
check the water volume for the calculation, it should be the net volume in liters
check the action that should be on “Correction values”
check the target value for Ca
read the quantity to be dosed at the columns “correction values” and “unit / raw material” (in grams).
if using stock solution, use the solutions column on the far right (in milliliters).
You can bring Calcium up to standard with 20ppm per day
After dosing 33% of the required amount, measure the result. If it is already up to standard, then an exception applies in which you temporarily have your Ca up to standard with 33% of the dose (the Ca is often unstable with each measurement).
In case the 33% dose does not increase enough, you can dose the rest of the amount the following days.
The dosing can be done via the sump away from the suction of the feed pump, or pour the dissolved gradually into the aquarium with all flow pumps on.
Solubility: 745 g / L (20 ° C, 745 grams per 1 liter)