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Old 05-19-2013, 11:56 PM   #1791
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It looks a little bit like it could be some type of halimeda. That's assuming it's small and the pictures are close-ups. Otherwise it's likely to be kelp, especially given the reddish brown color. I've grown both types of plants but it's hard to ID from the pictures. Whatever it is, it's cool.
I think you hit it right on the nose with " halimeda" , after reading up on it and seeing pictures I think you win the grand prize !! Thsnk you
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #1792
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I think you hit it right on the nose with " halimeda" , after reading up on it and seeing pictures I think you win the grand prize !! Thsnk you
Alright! It should start to take off well given your calcium and alkalinity levels. They're one of the only family's of plants I like to keep in a display. They grow slowly, don't spread by runners and their holdfast keeps them in place. A little green can be a great touch in a tank. Very cool.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #1793
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Now back to the residue left behind in your salt mixing barrels/ containers,...so is there anything that you've found that will dissolve that residue? I know that after awhile it'll start to flake off like giant dandruff on its own but im just wondering if anyone's found the perfect solution ( pun intended) to dissolve it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #1794
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White vinegar should release the calcium (eventually) but if the brown stuff is clay, nothing will dissolve that easily and you may have to scrub.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:43 PM   #1795
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White vinegar should release the calcium (eventually) but if the brown stuff is clay, nothing will dissolve that easily and you may have to scrub.
I've tried the vinegar before ,..it's the " eventually " part I didn't like
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #1796
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A stronger acid will work faster, but too dangerous IMO.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:25 PM   #1797
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A stronger acid will work faster, but too dangerous IMO.
I knew you were going to say that.... ill buy some vinegar sometime this week and'll give it a go next week
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:25 PM   #1798
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A stronger acid will work faster, but too dangerous IMO.
You could always let some vinegar sit out so it evaporates down to a stronger concentration of acetic acid. Not such a strong acid to be particularly dangerous but it will work faster than the regular strength vinegar. You could also speed up the process by boiling it down instead of evaporating.
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You use to be able to buy acetic acid everywhere. It was used as the "stop bath" when developing film or prints.
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You use to be able to buy acetic acid everywhere. It was used as the "stop bath" when developing film or prints.
A bottle of vinegar,a plastic bucket, a couple of scrubbing pads a garden hose and a couple of beers,..got it !
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