I am having a hard time getting info on how much limewater is good for my tank. Now I know it isn't that simple, but guidelines are impossible to find. Everything I've read says it depends on the tank...
A little background: I had been dealing with nasty red slime for almost two months until 3 days ago... It would start to clear up and then come back just as bad, I sucked it off the sand and blew it off the rocks daily for what seemed like forever.
Someone told me to drip kalkwasser into my sump and it might help with the cyanobacteria problem I was having. I started Saturday night and the next day there was no new slime growth and by monday it was mostly gone. Today I can say that I can't find ANY cyano in my tank at all.
I had tested all my parameters beforehand and everyone said my values were fine. Either I have a bad kit and something was off or something is now changed enough to be outside of cyano's comfort zone. I am a little embarased to say I haven't tested the tank since Saturday...
I plan on testing the tank when I get home... I don't want to stop because I don't want the red slime to come back. What should I be looking for? When do I stop dripping limewater? How do I figure out how much is just right? Right now I am desolving 1 teaspoon kalkwasser powder to one gallon of distilled water. I drip this overnight and it replaces all my evaporated water.
Any advice would be appreciated!
I should mention that I have mostly softies and a few SPS
all under PC lights.