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Re: [APD] Re: CaCl2, CaSO4.
And calcium sulfate (gypsum) does not affect pH or
alkalinity levels of the water. However, note that some
calcium sulfate is not "mined" but is produced as a
by-product of the manufacture of phosphoric acid, in which
case it can have some some residual acid, which can lower
the pH. If in doubt, take some water with a known pH and
dissolve some of the calcium sulfate in it and then check
the pH again.
I believe it was David Lass that first clued me in re
Good luck, good plants, good fun,
--- Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net> wrote:
> calcium chloride, I experienced trouble both times I used
> it. Red plants
> turned greenish, spotted leaves loosed contrast, stunted
> grow. It took some
> weeks to recover.
> Try CaSO4, gypsum, fine ground. This will not have the
> same impact but is slower to dissolve.
> Tom Barr
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