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Re: Types of salt
Tranquility Base wrote:
> Hi Wright,
> My local Kosher Salt contains only NaCl and it clumps. You are correct to
> advise that everyone read the ingredient list.
> By aquarium salt I was referring to that overpriced stuff found at the LFS
> and labeled as 'aquarium salt'. Not Sea Salt or marine salt.
The pseudo science lovers who hang out at health-food shops make it even
worse, RJ. They make a very big deal out of "natural sea salt," totally
ignorant of the principles of fractional crystallization that had turned it
into essentially pure NaCl. :-) It's the same process used around the south
bay, here, by Morton's, Leslie, Cargill, et al to make it for the grocery
stores (but at much lower cost).
> As to 'iodide', my spell checker seems to prefer 'iodine'. But you are
> correct in that it is 'iodide' which is added to salt. And it is doubtful
> that it is harmful to fish.
Gosh, I liked your way of saying it a lot better than Barry's. (^_^;
[That's a Japanese emoticon that is the same as (^_^), but sweating.]
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