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How does one "age" water
- To: KillieTalk at aka_org
- Subject: How does one "age" water
- From: Charles n Sue Harrison <csharrison at inkmaker_net>
- Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 21:56:08 -0600
- In-Reply-To: <200203170113.g2H1DUU27379 at acme_actwin.com>
- References: <200203170113.g2H1DUU27379 at acme_actwin.com>
Since the advent of aminiating chlorine in our water supply the
action of ageing tap water is a thing of the past. Some years ago
just bubbling air through a bucket of tap water over night removed
the chlorine and dropped the pH through the dissolving CO2 into the
Now days the chlorine has to be neutralized with some chemical agent
or the water must be passed through a carbon filter to make it
suitable for changing water. Bubbling air through tap water with no
chemical treatment will take more than a month to remove the
chlorine. Our water treatment engineers have done a very good job.
Ageing water now means some chemical or physical treatment to remove
the chlorine and then dropping the pH with a chemical treatment.
Thiosulfate, Stress Coat, and several other commercial water
treatment chemicals may be required.
Aged water is water in which fish have been living or water which
fish may live. Aged water is water which has been adjusted for
temperature, pH, chlorine, hardness, ionic strength and other
physical and chemical conditions to make it liveable.
Charles H. Harrison, Ph. D
AtLasta Specialty Ink, Inc.
Quality Since 1987 - http://www.inkmaker.com
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