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Old 12-17-2005, 08:44 AM
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I just recently found out about the wonderful applications of de-icers other than keeping streets and sidewalks clear in the winter. Where can I find Peladow or is there another product that is more pure? From what I have read so far it is the most pure source of CaCl, but has anyone found that the impurities in Dowflake or another product may be good ones like Strontium?
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:27 AM
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Check out the chemestry fourm (RANDY HOLMES-FARLEY) on RC.
There are several articles on this topic!!
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Here is a link to check out

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I did see that reef central post already, but was just wondering if any one had bought the stuff here in MI where I am sure it is available. It is cold and Midland is near by. Anyway I found Driveway Heat at Lowe's which seems to be the same stuff. It is 50lbs for $15 and change.
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I just recently found out about the wonderful applications of de-icers other than keeping streets and sidewalks clear in the winter. Where can I find Peladow or is there another product that is more pure? From what I have read so far it is the most pure source of CaCl, but has anyone found that the impurities in Dowflake or another product may be good ones like Strontium?
The only impurity in Dow flake that Peladow had less of, is water.
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The Dow flake is 80% Calcium Chloride and the Peladow is 90% Calcium Chloride. Couldn't find my reference right off hand but I know it was found that the 10% difference was moisture.

Purity of Dowflake and Comercial CA suppliments

Homemade 2-part Recipe

Since DowFlake and Peladow are the only 2 Randy or anybody I know of have tested the purity of I wouldn't risk my tank on a cheaper brand. Peladow and Dowflake can be bought many places, but I don't know your area. I get mine at a "Farm Co-op" but I know there are many other places that carry it.
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Does anyone know if the Prestone Driveway Heat is just repackaged Dowflake?
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Peladow @ GFS

25# bag of Peladow calcium chloride is $6.15 at Gordon food service. This is the 92-94% calcium chloride.
Last winters' pricing
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bought mine at ace hardware
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hi folks, sorry can someone enlighten me on this product and how to use it?


thanks
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lil_reefer: It's a calcium suppliment. Calcium Chloride is used to rapidly increase your calcium levels in a reef tank. Using "road salt" is a cheap way to buy the stuff in bulk.

I'll tell you this, I'm using Kent Marines Turbo Calcium, and I dissolve 1/4 of a teaspoon in a small glass of water and add it to my tank. My calcium goes up from about 350 to 425. I have such a demand for calcium now I have to add this every few days, as my Kalkwasser is not enough to meet demand.

You would use the calcium chloride the same way I use my Turbo calcium dissolve a very little bit into a glass of water and add that to the tank.
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hi folks, sorry can someone enlighten me on this product and how to use it?
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Here is the link to Randy Holmes article, he did alot of leg work on this. Its been tested for purity and strength (as long as you use dowflake or peladow)

Homemade 2-part CA/ALK suppliment
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Does anyone know if the Prestone Driveway Heat is just repackaged Dowflake?
As was said before in this thread, and many times in other threads on this subject, the only two that were tested for purity were Dowflake and Peladow. Might be OK might not be, and since no one has tested for purity and strength, making a balanced 2-part would be imposible.
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As was said before in this thread, and many times in other threads on this subject, the only two that were tested for purity were Dowflake and Peladow. Might be OK might not be, and since no one has tested for purity and strength, making a balanced 2-part would be imposible.
I realize that is the only one tested that is why I said "repackaged". This means that it is Dowflake with a different label smacked on it. I know there have been other products found to be repackaged dowflake and I wanted to know if anyone knew if this was one of them. You may not have tested Prestone Driveway Heat, but if it is repackaged Dowflake then it isn't really Prestone Driveway Heat and it has been tested.
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Peladow @ GFS

25# bag of Peladow calcium chloride is $6.15 at Gordon food service. This is the 92-94% calcium chloride.
Last winters' pricing
I am going to go there now since they don't open until 10 on Sundays and check if they have it this year. I am hoping they do, if not I will try Home Depot. The Tractor Supply Company only had Potassium Chloride and Sodium Chloride so that is of no use to us.
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