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Would this be safe to use in my aquarium? It's for pools and says it contains calcium chloride but does not list any other ingredients. I just need something to increase my calcium levels(they are 0ppm)and this is the only thing I have found. If it is not safe, what other alternatives do I have?
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I'd probally stay away from it, cause generally if it says it "contains" something, that means that it also contains other things... You might be able to call Aquachem and ask them about the ingredient list though

Seachem makes a variety of products for raising calcium

kalkwasser, reef complete, reef calcium ect.

Is this for a marine aquarium? I'm not very familiar with dosing for calcium in the freshwater aquarium
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If you have any home brew beer stores in the area they should have food grade calcium chloride. Or you can order from www.gregwatson.com
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Ok, thanks guys.
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Calcium Chloride can directly reduce alkalinity by elevating the calcium ion concentration to excessively high levels and thereby initiate the precipitation of calcium carbonate from the water. This may or may not be visibly detectable, depending on the magnitude of precipitation. Excessive use of Calcium Chloride may disrupt the balance of ions by the continued addition of chloride ions. Calcium Hydroxide is better for long-term use.

Greg Watson sells very low grade product, take a look at this thread (which the mods locked I might add).
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If a precipitation event occurs and you regularly moniter/ pay attention to your aquarium .. you will know it

also... be sure to dose something like kalkwasser very slowly.. this will prevent a precipitation event from occuring

seachem Reef Calcium is made so that you dont deplete the alkalinity


blue, you can certainly make a comment about the grade of greg watsons product with the sarcastic pseudo-clever comment at the end of your sentence.
Its been discussed in great detail, I dont see ANY reason for people to keep beating a dead horse.
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Calcium Chloride can directly reduce alkalinity by elevating the calcium ion concentration to excessively high levels and thereby initiate the precipitation of calcium carbonate from the water. This may or may not be visibly detectable, depending on the magnitude of precipitation. Excessive use of Calcium Chloride may disrupt the balance of ions by the continued addition of chloride ions. Calcium Hydroxide is better for long-term use.

Greg Watson sells very low grade product, take a look at this thread (which the mods locked I might add).

Again? How many accounts do you need? And why the hard-on for Greg?

Mods and Admin. This software allows you to block IP addresses. I would suggest that you check the logs and block the IP range that Blue, Maven, Dr. Quinn are using. It seems that they are one and the same person and I'm pretty sure that the agreement limits you to one account.
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