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Re: Baking soda and salinity

> From: Dave Gomberg <gomberg at wcf_com>
> Subject: Re: Adding GH/KH
> At 03:48 PM 5/14/01 -0400, you wrote:
>> Try adding Baking soda with SeaChem's equilibrium to yield a GH/KH 4 to 5.
> Better than baking soda is KHCO3, which also supplies potassium and does
> not increase the salinity of your tank water.   It is available in the
> MaxPak in the store:

Salinity is not a problem in RO like water. The small amounts used for water
changes are very small increases in salinity. Plants are unaffected. The
addition of some Na is actually helpful since it is used in plant
physiology. Typically it is not a problem (too little) since tap's typically
have more than enough but RO like waters have none. K2SO4 also adds SO4
which is the uptake form of S. KCL is also good for Cl ions. Most all K
based compounds are good though. Baking soda is still quite good for KH
although one could use the potassium carbonate as well if they wish.
Tom Barr