Original Balling Components

  1. Features:

    Salt for supply of calcium using the Balling method

    Tropic Marin® Original Balling Components are the 3 salt components used in the Balling method and allow an independent dosage of calcium and carbonates adapted to each individual aquarium. The three part method adds calcium chloride dihydrate (part A) and sodium carbonate/sodium bicarbonate (part B), while the addition of sodium chloride free sea salt (part C) maintains the crucial ionic balance in the aquarium water. This balanced calcium dosage creates the best conditions for good growth of corals and coralline algae and avoids the inevitable decrease of important elements seen in two part methods.

  2. Benefits:

    For a highly efficient supply of calcium using the Balling method
    The ion equilibrium is maintained
    All components are available separately in packs of 1 kg/ 35,3 oz. or as set (3 x 1 kg)
    The three powdered salt mixtures A, B and C get separately dissolved in water
    The separate solutions can be added to the tank either directly or by a dosing pump
    Contains all 70 trace elements found in natural sea water
    No unnatural by-products
    Without phosphates and other pollutants
    The separate solutions are very stable and can be stored indefinitely
    The solubility of these elements is insured by the use of pharmaceutical grade salts of the highest purity
  3. How to use:

    Dissolve the quantities of the salts separately, as indicated below, in individual containers of reverse osmosis water. The resulting solutions are then ready to use. Dose equal quantities of the separate solutions daily or varying quantities of each separate solution to achieve the recommended levels in the aquarium. These separate solutions are very stable and can be stored indefinitely. The use of highly purified salts of pharmaceutical quality guarantees the resulting solutions are clear and pure.

    Dosage:
    30 ml / 1 fl.oz of each solution raise the calcium concentration of 10 US-gal./35 l by 15 mg/l (ppm) calcium and 2.2 °dH. The maximum recommended dose is 60 ml / 2 fl.oz. of each solution per 10 US-gal./35 l per day.

    Salt needed for 1 US-Gal. solution:
    Calcium chloride dihydrate (part A): 288 g / 12 scoops
    Sodium carbonate/sodium bicarbonate (part B): 286 g / 16 scoops
    Sodium chloride free sea salt (part C): 91 g / 4 scoops

    Salt needed for 5 L solution:
    Calcium chloride dihydrate (part A): 380 g / 0.84 lb / 16 scoops
    Sodium carbonate/sodium bicarbonate (part B): 378 g / 0.83 lb / 21 scoops
    Sodium chloride free sea salt (part C): 120 g / 0.26 lb / 5 scoops

    Concentration of solution:
    Calcium chloride dihydrate (part A): 20.000 mg/l (ppm) Ca
    Sodium carbonate/sodium bicarbonate (part B): 2800° dKH/l
    Sodium chloride free sea salt (part C): 3350 mg/l Mg; 980 mg/l K

    Recommended concentration in the aquarium:
    Calcium chloride dihydrate (part A): 400 – 450 mg/l (ppm) Ca
    Sodium carbonate/sodium bicarbonate (part B): 6 – 9° dKH
    Sodium chloride free sea salt (part C): 1250 – 1400 mg/l Mg; 375 – 400 mg/l K

    For an additional trace element supply, we recommend Tropic Marin® K+ Elements and A- Elements.

  4. Size                                                            Art-N°

    Part A:                                                                    26522
    1 kg / 35.3 oz. Calcium chloride dihydrate

    Part B:                                                                    26524
    1 kg / 35.3 oz. Sodium carbonate/bicarbonate

    Part C:                                                                    26526
    1 kg / 35.3 oz. Sodium chloride free sea salt

    Set ABC:                                                                 26528
    3 x 1 kg / 35.3 oz. incl. part A, B and C