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Making ALK Mistake??


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Making up some new DIY 2 part calcium and alk, and this is the first time I have actually baked the baking soda for the ALK part. I used the called for 1 1/8 cup since I have a higher PH. After baking the baking soda, I added it to a gallon of just made RO/DI water. Now the water was a little on the cold side and the soda was a little on the warm side, but I ended up with about a 1/4 cup of solid water rocks in the bottom of the jug. Is this normal or did I do something wrong?

 

Shane

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Hey John, yeah I shook the heck out of it, but the "rocks" where literally rock hard. You know how you add salt to ice and it gets really hard, it was like that.

 

There will be no disolving these unless I add heat I would imagine. Just wondering what I did wrong so I don't do it again.

 

I baked the soda this time because I have been fighting low ALK since I got the tank setup, and it was suggested I needed to bake it to increase potency.

 

Shane

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