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Need source for Pickling Lime to kill aiptasia

3271 Views 9 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  pjr
I am going to try another CBB as well as the Garf formula to kill aptasia:

1 tsp pickling lime (food grade), Calcium Hydroxide
2 tbsp H2O

Anyone know where I can get food grade pickling lime?
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Randy Holmes-Farley has done numerous studies on the grade of puckling lime and has found that the Food Grade generally has fewer heavy metals and in general is more consistent as opposed to the highly priced aquarium grade stuff.

He attributes this to the fact that the aquarium grade products are not regulated by anyone (neither is the lab grade stuff). The food grade product, however is manufactured by folks that have the FDA breathing down theior necks every day.

He uses the food grade Mrs. Wages or Ball's as do I... no issues with it at all and it is a tenth the cost :)

Do a search out on RC or Wet Web Media and you will find that more and more folks are using pickling lime with great results.
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