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Old 07-15-2013, 04:23 PM   #1931
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Hmm...filtering out the water before adding it. Interesting concept. I don't see how it could hurt anything. Maybe even run a canister filter in the mixing barrel to circulate the water, and capture anything you don't want.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:31 PM   #1932
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Hmm...filtering out the water before adding it. Interesting concept. I don't see how it could hurt anything. Maybe even run a canister filter in the mixing barrel to circulate the water, and capture anything you don't want.
I really like the canister idea....!
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:43 PM   #1933
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Couldn't hurt a thing. But the clay deposit (I think that's where we left it) doesn't hurt anything either. Wish I knew why it doesn't happen to me. I go years without cleaning my mixing barrel (I know, I'm lazy).
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The only thing is, I don't think clay would make a slimy foam at the surface. Look at these-
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RC, and I would scoop that gunk out with a net.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:07 PM   #1936
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The only thing is, I don't think clay would make a slimy foam at the surface. Look at these-
I think that's what clay dust would do with enough agitation. Pour water in a bucket with sand in it and all the light materials will create a dirty foam on top.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:18 PM   #1937
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LOL, that looks like tons of fun, thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #1938
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Hmm...filtering out the water before adding it. Interesting concept. I don't see how it could hurt anything. Maybe even run a canister filter in the mixing barrel to circulate the water, and capture anything you don't want.
I use a canister filter and a powerhead on a fifteen gallon column aquarium as my mixing container and have never had any residue, maybe I should open up the canister and see if I've collected any residual materials in there, I haven't bothered to check it since I started using it this way
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If I had some of this residue I could throw it under my microscope and see if its a mineral. Also have a friend with access to a gas chromatograph which would print out its composition. Probably too much work. Probably varies batch to batch. Using a simple filter sock sounds easy to me.
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I may be living in my car. I demonstrated the Bug-a-salt by blasting my wife's leg from several feet back. She agreed it would kill a fly then explained to me she would kill me if I did it again.
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