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potassium bicarbonate

I am using safe tsorb as substrate, i believe it strips the water of carbonates so thinking of dosing potassium bicarbonate.

A few question about it:
where can i buy potassium bicarbonate?
Can i dry dose it?
How many dose in a 135gal?
( i prefer in tsp, i dose all my ferts in tsp )

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Brewing / wine making suppliers should have it.
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1 tsp / 48 gallons = 1 degree of KH.
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Brewing / wine making suppliers should have it.
Is there any other store that sells it? Thanks!

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1 tsp / 48 gallons = 1 degree of KH.
Thanks diana!
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just called my local brewing store (keg&barrels) and they dont know whats potassium bicarbonate

anyone here knows where can i buy potassium bicarbonate?

Thanks!!
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Hi kenshinH,

I just checked Evilbay, $7.49 for a pound + $7.00 shipping; 2 oz $2.79 + $2.89 shipping.......or you can use sodium bicarbonate / baking soda / NaHCO3 for a $1 at the grocery store.

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Hi kenshinH,

I just checked Evilbay, $7.49 for a pound + $7.00 shipping; 2 oz $2.79 + $2.89 shipping.......or you can use sodium bicarbonate / baking soda / NaHCO3 for a $1 at the grocery store.
Hi Seattle aquarist,
Baking soda? I think we have one in our pantry, any idea about the dosage in a 135g tank? Diana suggested something but if I where to use potossium bicarbonate

I dry dose all my ferts using a tsp.
Thanks and I appreciat the help 😊
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I think some of Kent marine products have it in them.
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1 tsp / 48 gallons = 1 degree of KH.
KHCO3 : 39% K+ ; 61% HCO3-.
3.6g KHCO3 per 100L aquarium water gives: +1 d*KH ; +14ppm K+.
2.56 KHCO3 per 100L aquarium water gives: +10ppm K+ ; +0.71 d*KH.
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Sodium Bicarbonate = baking soda, add about 1 teaspoon per 20 gallons for 2 dKH.

When you said a 135 gallon tank I'm assuming it already has some buffer in it now, so take care that you add only what you need as a difference.

PH will increase as dKH increases, generally.

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