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Re: Brine Shrimp Alternatives for poor hatching eggs
More information about chlorox in drinking water.
"Chlorox"-type bleach is still recommended by Emergency Management officials
as an alternative for emergency water purification. FEMA's "Emergency Food
and Water Supplies: A Family Protection Brochure" (FEMA 215) identifies
boiling as the safest method. Chlorination instructions advise the addition
of two drops of bleach per quart of water (four if water is cloudy). Water
should be stirred and allowed to stand for 30 minutes. "If the water does
not taste and smell of chlorine at that point, add another dose and let
stand another 15 minutes"--brochure.
Which translates to up to 36 drops/gallon if the water is cloudy. 18
drops/gallon if the water is clear, assuming a double dose as recommended if
chlorine is not smelled after a single dose. In the same ballpark as the 20
drops/gallon recommended for brine shrimp hatching.