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Re: Potassium chloride
If you just need to cut your water with some that has less dissolved solids,
I would suggest a Tap Water Purified. The double resin removes everything
without putting in any other ions. I use it for incubating killie eggs and
have had very good results.
In a message dated 6/11/02 9:57:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
azkillie at quixnet_net writes:
<< While at Home Depot the other day, I noticed that they were now selling
potassium chloride (as well as the usual sodium chloride) for water
softeners. We have hard water (about 375 ppm/22 dGH) and use a water
softener to keep the calcium from building up and clogging the plumbing and
appliances. For my killies, I use the water before it goes through the
softener. This is because I have not had good experiences using sodium
chloride "softened" water with killies. The sodium seems to weaken egg
shells and turns my Java Moss into brown sludge.
There are a few killies that require softer water. Is "cutting" their water
using the potassium chloride treated water a good idea? What are the
dangers and/or downsides to using potassium chloride. Since I have to
soften my water anyway, should I consider using the potassium chloride
instead of sodium chloride. Any thoughts from the chemists out there?
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