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Re: Lowering KH with H2SO4???
> From: K9AUB at aol_com
> Subject: Lowering KH with H2SO4???
> I need to tap the brains of one of you chemists out there. I want to know if
> Sulphuric Acid (H2SO4) would be suitable for lowering KH? I have noticed
> that swimming pool acid appears to be nothing more than 38.5% H2SO4, with
> "inert ingredients" being 61.5%From owner-aquatic-plants Thu May 11 09:33:41 2000
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From: Paul Sears <psears at nrn1_NRCan.gc.ca>
Subject: Re: Carbo-Plus
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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 09:33:38 -0400 (EDT)
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> From: barrie99 at marsweb_com
> Subject: Carbo Plus
> Has any concensus been reached concerning this product?
One thing it does not do is oxidise carbon to CO2. It _may_, in
hard water, precipitate out CaCO3 and produce CO2 that way.
Ca++ + 2HCO3- -> CaCO3(solid) + H2O + CO2
A CO2 cylinder setup is, as far as I am concerned, the easiest
and quite possibly the cheapest (long term at any rate) way of
introducing supplemental CO2 into an aquarium. With a capital outlay
of about $170 Canadian, $20 refills at four year intervals and no
work involved, it's difficult to beat.
Paul Sears Ottawa, Canada