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OfflineBeppoMarx
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pH buffers; calcium what?
    #585146 - 03/21/02 10:07 AM (21 years, 11 months ago)

ok my chemistry is a lil off but i think i remember some ppl using calcium bicarbonate (CaCO2 maybe??) to use in 50/50+ to act as a basic source.
my question is can i use calcium carbonate (CaCO im thinking)? ifound a product that claims: 200 grams of Pure NF grade Precipatated Calcium Carbonate Powder for about 6 bucks. im probably going to get it; i need something and this is the first that ive found that comes close to what other people are using; and how much of it i should be adding to my casing?
all feedback appreciated.
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Re: pH buffers; calcium what? [Re: BeppoMarx]
    #585160 - 03/21/02 10:14 AM (21 years, 11 months ago)

i've never heard of using calcium bocarbonate. I always use calcium carbonate. around 2.4 cups per 15 cups of peat moss. also add 15 cups vermiculite if going for 50/50 of course. I've never had contaminated casings when using calcium carbonate in this ratio.


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Re: pH buffers; calcium what? [Re: Scourge]
    #585200 - 03/21/02 11:13 AM (21 years, 11 months ago)

2.4 cups Ca to 15 cups peat is about 16% calcium carbonate; is this right? if so i may need a bigger bottle than 200g; can ANYONE recommend a supplier of this stuff as this 200g bottle i found on ebay and its all ive found so far. im assuming that; since using no calcium works as well; i could lessen the ratio; obviously with proportional results.
anyone know where to get 2.4 cups of it anyway?


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maybe theres a tek out there to explain how to use it!
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Re: pH buffers; calcium what? [Re: BeppoMarx]
    #585282 - 03/21/02 12:54 PM (21 years, 11 months ago)



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