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Re: [APD] Twigs?

Did I really write CDL instead of HCL? Gawd...

If the water is blue there's enough copper. I'd use about
10 parts water 1 part acid. A half hour in each is overkill.
5 minutes MIGHT not be enough (but I'd doubt it).

NEVER EVER pour water into acid, always acid into water. The fumes
from pure HCL will nearly kill you so do it outdoors or
in a VERY well ventilated room indoors although the latter is
still pretty dodgy.

At 04:39 PM 5/25/07 -0700, you wrote:
>I know its an old thread but I'm reviving it a bit.
>I just finally found time to collect some wood at my local river...
>my question it... what in the hec is CDL? did you mean HCL?
>I have both Cuso4 and hcl.
>could you give me a little detail to your method? how long should it soak,
>what concentration etc.
>On 5/3/07, Richard J. Sexton <richard at aquaria_net> wrote:
>> At 03:09 AM 5/3/07 -0700, you wrote:
>> >I think I remember reading somewhere that copper sulphate is used to
>> control
>> >algae...
>> >Now are you saying to mix hyrochloric acid and copper sulphate together?
>> >I'm planning on collecting some wood soon.
>> >would a bleach bath do just as well?
>> Bleach is gonna change it a bit. You dip it in CuSO4 to
>> kill everyting then rinse in CDL to get rid of all the copper.


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