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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #27

>Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 05:30:02 -0500 (EST)
>From: envisible at earthlink_net
>Subject: re:dry fert question
>sulfate of potash is simply an archaic term that means potassium sulfate 
>and the percentages you gave are not for a mix of separate components but 
>are the chemical analysis for potassium sulfate. on the other hand, the 
>name sulfate of potash is more commonly used for the agricultural grade 
>product rather than the pure chemical.  as you probably know pure K2SO4 is 
>white. in my own experience agricultural sulfate of potash, such as that 
>from Dragon or Espoma, is like pinkish reddish gravel and is full of clay, 
>insoluble debris, metallic bits and soluble organics and gives a tarry 
>smell when added to water. if this is not what you've got don't worry 
>about it.  if it is you can take it back or  you can purify the K2SO4 
>largely by filtering a solution through paper towels or the like and 
>boiling off the water.

The product i have is greenhouse grade, pure white small granuals.  The 
poduct was just produced outside the US, so the translation aparently just 
isnt up to par.  Life is good ;)

-Berne Kairunas
Metro Detroit Aquatic Plant Supply
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