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Re: Water conditioners
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 00:05:21 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "A. Inniss" <andrewi at u_washington.edu>
> George wrote:
> > Some kind of water conditioner might be useful. Be careful, though,
> > some will chelate heavy metals, removing trace elements from the
> > water. Duplagan is a safe but expensive conditioner.
> I had an email discussion with Craig Bingman about this long
> ago (before the infamous White Bucket Fiasco <g>), the upshot of which
> (if memory serves) was that the chelation capabilities of water
> conditioners was nothing to be concerned about as far binding up trace
> elements goes: after all, usually they're already in chelated form.
Hmm, good point. I wonder if the conditioners (Novaqua, StressCoat) do
something other than chelation? Or if some forms of chelation renders
the chelated ion useless to plants. Perhaps I use the term chelation
too loosely and too often?