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Old 12-26-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
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Mrs Wages Picking Lime

I boughts some the other day at a publix......Looks like it's been on the shelf for years.....Idont see no expirer dates on the bag.....do you think the stuff goes bad......would be safe to dose my tank.?
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as long as it is still powdery, it should be fine to use
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I must have missed this earlier Hara. What is it and what are you using it for.
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pickling lime is the generic, inexpensive alternative for making kalkwasser
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Kalkwasser drip.....the reason Im asking is because the bags or a little discolored......telling me its been on the shelf awhile
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Pickling Lime = Kalkwasser for the most part. The biggest differnce is that you can get the pickling lime for about $1.75 for a pound where the aquarium stuff is about $10 for 4oz! I bought it straight from the Mrs. Wages Website and have it on hand all the time. Works great for me, I cannot tell any difference from the LFS stuff.
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Pickling Lime = Kalkwasser for the most part. The biggest differnce is that you can get the pickling lime for about $1.75 for a pound where the aquarium stuff is about $10 for 4oz! I bought it straight from the Mrs. Wages Website and have it on hand all the time. Works great for me, I cannot tell any difference from the LFS stuff.
The only thing wrong with the $1.75 a pound....they charge you $7.00 to ship it
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It's $3.85 on the website with the same $7.00 shippping charge. I got the Kent Kalkwasser mix on sale last year for about $6-$7 and shipping was free due to the size of my order.
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I usually try to stock up in the summertime when Walmart has it in their canning supplies aisle. Some walmarts will keep it all year long.
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