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Re: Confession (was [APD] Re: too much PO4)
Probalby did funny things to your pH too maybe. Baking
powder has dry "acids" in it ro teact with the baking soda
in it to ensure leavening when you mix it with water,
dough, whatever. ;-)
--- Shireen Gonzaga <whimbrel at comcast_net> wrote:
> Roger Miller said:
> > Shireen wrote:
> >> Water changes done weekly at 50%. During that time, I
> >> add enough baking powder to maintain kH of 5, add
> >> of K2SO4 suggested by Tom, and 20ml TMG.
> > Shireen, if you added baking powder rather than baking
> soda, then
> > you probably added phosphate to your tank. I've only
> > ingredients on two brands of baking powder, but both
> > phosphate.
> Eekkk! My embarrassing stupid mistake has been exposed.
> right, Roger. For a few days last week, I was adding
> powder and wondering why my kH was not increasing.
> Suddenly, I had an absolutely brilliant idea. I read the
> of ingredients on the back of the baking powder
> container. There
> were two words that caught my attention: phosphate and
> After slapping myself a few times, I did a 50% water
> change and
> added baking soda. kH went up.
> The phosphate level from my stupid mistake must have been
> high because there was still a lot left after my 50%
> water change.
> That explains the high PO4, I guess.
> Geez ... now I understand. Baking powder is not the same
> Baking soda. ;-)
> - shireen
> Shireen Gonzaga
> whimbrel at comcast_net
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