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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #521
In a message dated 98-09-17 16:05:04 EDT, you write:
> Do become totally
> familiar with Alkalinity and its accurate testing WAY BEFORE pouring HCl in
> system. As a self-confessed old-timer in the hobby and business of
> aquatics incl. aquarium, lake and pond gardening, esp. the koi carp angle,
> will assure you that this is one area where many, MANY animals and plants
> been inadvertantly bumped off... Instead, let's get on with a general disc.
> methods of "softening" (as in removing some of the temp. or const.
> chemical species from waters... or maybe first of all, asking, what are
> water's parameters, what are you trying to do, and whether you should treat
> your water esp. at all)
I posted an ignorant and vague procedure on sci.aquaria today about
dealkalization of tap water using calcium hydroxide. I'm hoping some chemist
out there will shoot me down (figuratively speaking :-) or respond with
details on how to do this.