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Old 10-06-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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Alk and Cal?

In reading posts about salt brands, i keep reading about the alk and cal ionic balance. can someone please explain what exactly this is and why it is so important. is it bad if they are not bablanced properly?
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I cant explain it very well because I myself have not fully grasped the relationship. But if you take a look at the following links you will come away with a much better knowlege as to whats going on between the two.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/nov2002/chem.htm

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/may2002/chem.htm

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu.../chemistry.htm
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whoa looks like i have a lot of reading to do. thanks a lot for the sites.
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