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Re: [APD] lime water disinfecting plants
I don't recall the contents of Lime-it and I don't have a
copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet on my home computer
-- The MSDS states the concentration of the packaged
If no one else has one handy to post figures, then you can
try to find a box in a lfs and see what the box says, or
write to Aquatronics, Inc to email you the MSDS.
--- "Candy M." <cry_little_sister at hotmail_com> wrote:
> 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;
> >not diff, it's hydrated lime.
> >Scott H.
> >>--- "Candy M." <cry_little_sister at hotmail_com>
> >>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
> >>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
> >>used a lot in reef tanks (Kalkwasser).
> >>Would a stronger version of this be good for
> >>plants or is this a totally different product that just
> happens to have
> >>word lime in it. Yes I really am that cheap.
> >S. Hieber
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