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    2 Part Solution WARNING

    It appears that Dow is changing the process by which they produce Dow Flake and may now contain a much higher level of Bromine.

    Here is the thread from RC in the Chemistry section.

    And I just bough a 44kg bag last week and was considering selling my CA reactor and just use this stuff.
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    was reading that too.. yikes.. better keep that reactor

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    We'll have to wait and see how it works.

    Just as a matter of fact,when I but bromine at the local pool store it contains 17% chlorine.

    And there is other calcium chlorides available there to.
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    that sucks..........


    guess it's time to find a good source for pickling lime :b15:
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    that sucks..........


    guess it's time to find a good source for pickling lime :b15:
    Find a pharmacy that does compounding. Explain to the pharmacist what you are using it for and they can order you some pharmaceutical grade calcium hydroxide
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    that sucks..........


    guess it's time to find a good source for pickling lime :b15:
    Unfortunately I've been down that road.

    Probable not going to find pickling lime in Ontario.
    100G Reef
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    Many mixed corals and clams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiseman View Post
    Find a pharmacy that does compounding. Explain to the pharmacist what you are using it for and they can order you some pharmaceutical grade calcium hydroxide
    Tried that too.

    The pharmacist I talked to,he would order it in,but it wasn't cheap.Not like pickling lime is supposed to be.
    100G Reef
    Purple,Blue,Yellow and Sailfin Tangs.Damsel,Clown and Coral Beauty,Fosters Hawkfish.
    Many mixed corals and clams.
    65G fuge in basement.
    Mag 24 return,RODI,2 Phosban reactors and UV.
    620w in DT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve w. View Post
    when I but bromine at the local pool store it contains 17% chlorine.
    are you sure, i thought bromine was used in pools for people that were allergic to chlorine? i'm not sure though, but when i built / serviced pools ( college years ) there were only specific customer that used bromine.

    Quote Originally Posted by steve w. View Post
    Probable not going to find pickling lime in Ontario.
    :b1: not good news, but it is used in so many things, there has to be a source in ontario. i'm going to try and find some after xmas. i remember a post where someone posted a link to where we could order it ........ i'll look for it later today.
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    alright, i couldn't wait, found the link, here's some in the scientific community ( will probably have the components of the two part as well ), i didn't get any prices.. the good new is they are in the Ottawa area, contact info.

    here's a link to Calcium Hydroxide on there page.


    i'll try to find some in the food industry later, it is used in so many things there has to be a source in ON.
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    I was looking for the link too spa guard the manufacturer's of the bromine.

    All the label says is

    94% available bromine content

    61% available chlorine content.

    I don't know why they don't make it add up to 100% but I do remember a previous bottle saying 17% chlorine.
    100G Reef
    Purple,Blue,Yellow and Sailfin Tangs.Damsel,Clown and Coral Beauty,Fosters Hawkfish.
    Many mixed corals and clams.
    65G fuge in basement.
    Mag 24 return,RODI,2 Phosban reactors and UV.
    620w in DT.

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