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Old 01-29-2005, 03:32 PM   #11
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well im glad that this is something i can use. whats this about the pickling lime?

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Old 01-29-2005, 03:39 PM   #12
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Ball's or Mrs Wages Pickling Lime can be used instead of aquarium grade kalk. You can usually find it in your local grocery store for a fraction of the price. I use Ball's with great results.

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Old 01-30-2005, 03:00 PM   #13
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I suppose I'm wrong. I thought Acetate was a salt but I'm no chemist, not by a long shot.

I can't see any possible way for algae to use it though. Is it indirect? How do carbohydrates feed algae?
As far as I know it's indirect through it's interaction with bacteria. Not being a chemist myself we are in the same boat. I repeatedly looked for references on white vinegar (diluted acetic acid) and every hit came back with a nutritional analysis having carbs. No idea what exactly the carbs source is comprised of but it is still a nutrient source none the less.

When I experimented with it the algae quickly died off. Has your experience been different?
Personally never noticed a difference either way.

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