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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-19-2004, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Baking Soda Q's

What is the chemical composition of baking soda?

Is there a calculator for adding baking soda?

Baking soda only raises PH,right? and side affects algae wise?

One Iron Q..... How much dry cheleted Iron do I add to my tank? Chucks calculator doeant have Iron.
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Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3. It raises both pH and KH.

Teaspoons = V(R/50). V is water volume in gallons and R is the desired raise in dKH. Works for powdered Arm & Hammer baking soda.

Dosing chelated iron depends on its percentage. Go here then click "Iron (Fe) from 10 Percent DPTA." Use those calculations as a model. For a quick reference, 0.3785 grams of 10% chelated iron adds 1ppm to 10 gallons of water.

Unless you have a tank thats several hundred gallons, dry dosing iron without a scale is impractical. Best to use a solution.
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thank you, is it imposible to raise the KH only? or is the KH part of the master PH?
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nope

You can't raise kh without affecting ph. The are intertwined.

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