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Re: [APD] lime water disinfecting plants

Could someone suggest a ratio or formula for mixing lime water to soak plants in (and time)? I did read the post referred to below and it does not give mixing ratios, nor can I find it in the archive. I don't want to assume the ratio for Kalkwasser is the ratio for killing algae. I have a small amount of Limnophilia aquatica that I have tried the bleach dip on that will not tolerate it.

I checked the manufacturer and the MSDS some time ago; it's
not diff, it's hydrated lime.


Scott H.
--- "Candy M." <cry_little_sister at hotmail_com> wrote:
I have read in the archives about using lime baths for
plants that will not tolerate a bleach dip. I plan to order lime-it if I have
to but I am curious if making "lime water" would have the same effect?
Pickling lime is food grade calcium hydroxide, easy to find and seems to be
used a lot in reef tanks (Kalkwasser).
Would a stronger version of this be good for disinfecting
plants or is this a totally different product that just happens to have the
word lime in it. Yes I really am that cheap.

S. Hieber

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