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 Post subject: 2-Part, Soda ash potential option.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:09 pm 
Marine Bacteria
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Heya,

I am wanting to get a cheap 2 part set up going and have found that the most expensive part is the actual chemicals.

I want to dose carbonate and have found this on trademe: http://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/la ... 405350.htm It's supposedly 99.2% straight sodium carbonate.

Thought on using this in my reef tank to maintain alk?



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 Post subject: Re: 2-Part, Soda ash potential option.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:50 am 
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Hey... not sure if you're still looking for a cheap source for alkalinity... I am not sure about that specific product, but I use Hy-Clor pH Increaser (Soda Ash) from Bunnings here in Australia (and so do other hobbyists). I see it's available from Bunnings in NZ, but I would double check the MSDS to confirm there is no change to the "ingredients".

For calcium, there is the Calcium Increaser, etc.

Cheers
Tim


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 Post subject: Re: 2-Part, Soda ash potential option.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:03 pm 
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There are several DIY options you can use, including Sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda)

I successfully used standard bulk baking soda purchased from Moore Wilsons for a number of years, I have since switched to Aquaworld Lab Alkalinity supplement powder.


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 Post subject: Re: 2-Part, Soda ash potential option.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:37 pm 
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I was also going to say, just use baking soda.


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