Chloride vs. Chlorine (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 08:51:00 -0500
From: "Williams, Rochelle - DCSPIM" <williaro at ftmcphsn-emh1_army.mil>
To: "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com" <Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com>
Subject: Chloride vs. Chlorine

Mark Fisher posted on 9 Jan 97, that chloride in general is harmless to 
fish.  The specific case mentioned was the addition of table salt, Sodium 
Chloride, NaCl.  I've a Phosphate garden fertilizer that is made from 
Phosphate Chloride, KCl, but I thought any form of Chlorine (i.e. chloride) 
was bad for fish.  Does this mean the Phosphate fertilizer is safe to use 
in an aquarium substrate?
Rochelle Williams
williaro at ftmcphsn-emh1_army.mil
Perpetually chemistry challenged - but I'm trying!