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Invisibleagar
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OPTIMAL CASING BUFFER
    #4451657 - 07/25/05 06:49 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)



For those of you WHO JUST CANNOT FIND an OPTIMAL calcium carbonate buffer:

http://www.groworganic.com/item_F1850_OysterShellLime50Lb.html

$6.95 for 50 lbs + shipping (shipping isn't cheap)


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Re: OPTIMAL CASING BUFFER [Re: agar]
    #4451720 - 07/25/05 07:02 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Agar, as always, you are a treasure trove of information...


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Re: OPTIMAL CASING BUFFER [Re: agar]
    #4451776 - 07/25/05 07:09 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

nice find agar :smile:
shell flower is safer to use then hydrated lime.
less chance of error.


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Re: OPTIMAL CASING BUFFER [Re: deanofmean]
    #4451845 - 07/25/05 07:25 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

what exactly do you mean by caco3 buffer? does this only have to do with pH or something else? sorry, i don't know much about additives like this. thanks


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Re: OPTIMAL CASING BUFFER [Re: AsianYumYum]
    #4451900 - 07/25/05 07:37 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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AsianYumYum said:
what exactly do you mean by caco3 buffer?  does this only have to do with pH or something else?  sorry, i don't know much about additives like this.  thanks




Yes. Calcium corbonate is caco3. Oyster shells are a great ph adjuster. It's a shame I can't get them anymore. I used to get shucked oyster shells by the ton for driveways. Good luck on that now. Now the shells are used to for the new growth for more oysters in government controlled beds in the hmmmmmm, water. I can't even find a bag of crushed shells anymore, none the less for a driveway. Thanks for the link. I hate to pay that shipping, but it's well worth it IMO. They'll last for a while no dought.  :thumbup:


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Re: OPTIMAL CASING BUFFER [Re: Hotnuts]
    #4452019 - 07/25/05 08:20 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

powdered limestone is like $3.50/50lbs in feed stores around here
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