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Invisiblesnaxstix
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Will this work as a pH buffer?
    #2010450 - 10/15/03 03:07 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I can't find any crushed oyster shell. I went to the pet store and they have a 2.5 pound bag of pure calcium carbonate for reptiles. It was $10 and decided it was too pricy. I found this 2 pound box of Budgie gravel with oyster shells and flaked charcoal for $2. I was reading on the side that the charcoal combats hyperacidity and absorbs potential toxins produced. Its really fine like sand, but I don't think the gravel will play any part. Will this work for a pH buffer? Anyone know how much to add? It doesn't give a % composition of the ingredients.


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Re: Will this work as a pH buffer? [Re: snaxstix]
    #2010733 - 10/15/03 05:59 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I would go for the calcium carbonate, a 2.5 pound bag will last you a while. You only need a little, you need a bit more when using peat. The budgie gravel could have all sorts in it. If this has fungicide, its going to put a real damper on your grow.


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Re: Will this work as a pH buffer? [Re: psilomonkey]
    #2010827 - 10/15/03 07:22 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

TMC makes an allusion to using activated charcoal for something, tho I can't remember what. Maybe absorbing the acids, like ya said, I don't recall. Calcium Carbonate is the best. If you live in the USA (or anywhere, I'd guess) call a feed shop and ask for oyster shell, or call a bird shop / pet store (usually one that specializes in birds). It's used as a chicken feed or some shit.


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