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Myka
02/12/2017, 07:27 AM
Hi Aquaforest,

Is there anything else in the KH Buffer beside Sodium bicarbonate? I would like to bake it in the oven to make Sodium carbonate.

Aquaforest
02/13/2017, 04:20 AM
Aquaforest KH Buffer contains 100% sodium bicarbonate, anything else.

Myka
02/13/2017, 07:07 AM
Great, thank you! I will do some baking!

dawen
02/14/2017, 03:14 PM
How long should u bake it for at what temperature?


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Smokey Stover
02/14/2017, 03:19 PM
^^^ I would like to know also, For future reference. I've got about 7lbs. of 100% Baking Soda left over.

Myka
02/14/2017, 09:28 PM
How long should u bake it for at what temperature?


^^^ I would like to know also, For future reference. I've got about 7lbs. of 100% Baking Soda left over.

I've seen everything from 200-400F for 1 hour. I bake for 1 hour at 300F because that's what Randy Holmes-Farley suggests here: http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-02/rhf/index.php#5

2dawghouse
02/21/2017, 12:42 PM
You can but sodium carbonate off ebay at 5lbs for about $12 and no need to bake it. Not sure of the purity, especially when using washing soda.