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Where can I buy Ca locally?

I'm looking for Calcium....does anyone know where to get this locally. Thanks

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It depends on what type of calcium you're talking about and level of purity. You can get food grade CaSO4, gypsum at a Chinese grocery store. It's used to make tofu. You can buy industrial grade gypsum at the hardware store and maybe at the art store.


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You can use gypsum or pure chalk. If unsure, it goes for something like $5 a pound for calcium nitrate at aquariumfertilizers.com.
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You can get food grade CaSO4, gypsum at a Chinese grocery store. It's used to make tofu.
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Calcium chloride is used a desiccant and is found in the hardware store.
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how about throwing some small piece of lime stone in your tank

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how about throwing some small piece of lime stone in your tank
Unless you grind it into powder first, it's kinda hard to accurately dose.

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I just have to ask, what are we looking to use the Ca for?


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I mean if we knew the use we could more accurately perscribe where and what grade to get.


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I was thinking about using it as a fert, but I've since realized with regular water changes there should be enough Ca in tap water already.

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Unless you grind it into powder first, it's kinda hard to accurately dose.
i was about to say that lol

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