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Re: [APD] CO2 and pH control

gbooth at frii_com wrote:
> There are two equilibrium dissociation constants when carbonates are in he
> water, around pH 6.4 (bicarbonates) and around 10.2 (carbonates). My guess
> is that Gordon's water has lots of carbonates and that the "normal"
> pH/KH/CO2 table does not apply.

Luckily carbonates can easily be removed with a strong acid such as HCl. 
Whether it is worth the trouble is another matter.

Jerry Baker
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