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Offlineuniboner
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crushed coral as buffering agent
    #371248 - 08/13/01 07:49 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I am not sure if this has already been discussed, but what the hell.

Has anyone tried using crushed coral to bring up the ph of 50/50 instead of lime and/or crushed oyster shell? Any problems encountered with this substance? As far as I can tell they're quite similar, and crushed coral seems to be better at buffering than crushed oyster shell.. I just have better access to the coral and would like to know.

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Re: crushed coral as buffering agent [Re: uniboner]
    #371469 - 08/14/01 04:50 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

If corals are also mainly Calcium Carbonate, as oystershels are, then I don?t see a problem in using it.

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Re: crushed coral as buffering agent [Re: Anno]
    #371484 - 08/14/01 04:50 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Thinking back to my chemistry class, I'm pretty sure that white chalk is also calcium carbonate.
If you crushed up a stick of white chalk, that should work.





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Re: crushed coral as buffering agent [Re: goldtop]
    #371487 - 08/14/01 04:50 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

It?s usually a mixture of CaCO3, Ca SO4, kaoline and other substances.

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Re: crushed coral as buffering agent [Re: Anno]
    #372462 - 08/15/01 06:18 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

The crushed coral I am looking at contains aragonite which supposedly increases buffering power to 25 times that of crushed oyster shell and such. It also contains trace elements such as strontium.
Has anyone actually _used_ crushed coral before? If not, looks like I may have to take one for the shroomery team and give her a blind go :)

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Re: crushed coral as buffering agent [Re: uniboner]
    #376406 - 08/22/01 02:23 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

In theory i think it should work....the crushed coral buffers ph in my mini reef aquarium which has a much bigger "bio-load" than cased mushrooms...so why not give it a go....im thinking of having my friend try this one out also.....

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