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SteelGluer
11/29/2018, 12:33 PM
is this ok to use for calcium Thanks
https://www.homedepot.com/p/50-lb-Calcium-Flake-Ice-Melt-Bag-VP-CF50BG/205668256

EMeyer
11/29/2018, 03:13 PM
Havent used that exact product, but I've used other snow melt products (prestone driveway heat) and know many other reefers who buy similar products.

What I suggest you look for --
1. Percent purity. I've seen people succeeding with >=94%.
2. Other listed ingredients. Sometimes it lists MgCl2 or NaCl, and I skip those products (I'd prefer to control Na and Mg independently of Ca)

The very large number of different ice melt products on the market certainly makes it a little challenging to figure out if brand X works for reefing!

bertoni
11/29/2018, 08:37 PM
I haven't seen that one either, but people are successful with a wide range of calcium chloride products. I'd check the purity and work from there.

gargoylenest
12/03/2018, 09:42 AM
according to SDS
Calcium Chloride 83-87% 10043-52-4 233-140-8 [Xi] Irritant R36
Water 8-14% 7732-18-5 231-791-2 Not Classified None
Potassium Chloride 2-3% 7447-40-7 231-211-8 Not Classified None
Sodium Chloride 1-2% 7647-14-5 231-598-3 [Xi] Irritant R36/37/38

bertoni
12/03/2018, 09:12 PM
It's fairly similar to the older Dow Flake, as far as calcium chloride goes. It might be safe, and I have heard of very few problems with calcium chloride products, but it'd take a lot of expensive testing to be sure that it's safe.

hkgar
12/07/2018, 02:37 PM
Just buy this (https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/1-gallon-mix-calcium-chloride-bulk-reef-supply.html)

SteelGluer
12/08/2018, 09:21 AM
Thanks All

samm
12/30/2018, 11:37 AM
Use the clear jug container prestone driveway heat , its pure calcium chloride . I have been using for 8 plus years.