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Old 12/15/2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Dowflake?

Looking for dowflake locally(Nassau).
Any one see it lately?


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Old 12/15/2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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Jim,
Not Nassau but I know where Magflake is, if it is the same.
Bohemia just off Sunrise.
LMK & I will post it again if needed.


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Old 12/15/2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Ok just read that Dowflake is NOT safe for aquarium use.They added something to deter against it.
What are people using these days?


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Old 12/15/2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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Are you looking for calcium chloride or magnesium chloride?


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Old 12/16/2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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Calcium chloride


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Old 12/16/2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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Can't help you with the calcium sorry. I've been buying it from BRS. Wish i new where to find it locally also. Please let us know if you find a clean bulk source locally. I'll do the same.


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Old 12/18/2012, 03:55 PM   #7
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For those interested in experimenting, Lowes in medford is carring 9lb juggs of prestone calcium chloride ice melt and 50lb bags of C-force calcium chloride ice melt.
Use the search function in the chemistry section of RC to familiarise yourself with alternative calcium chloride products. I can tell you from experience, don't use the ice melt with the dye in it.


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Old 12/19/2012, 08:47 PM   #8
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The HD has the 50lb bags of C force also and it doesn't list ingrediants or state 100% calcium chloride....I don't trust it so I wouldn't use it.


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Chemical Properties


Chemical Formula CaCl2

Form A white odorless granule
Assay 83 % to 85% by weight
Calcium chloride
Bulk Density Approx. 55 lbs per cubic ft.

PH 6.5 to 10.0


Typical Analysis
Calcium Chloride > 74%

Alkali Chlorides (as Nacl) < 2.0%
Total Magnesium (as MgCl
2) < 0.1%



Other Impurities (not H
20) < 1.0%



Iron (Fe) < 15ppm




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Old 12/19/2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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I don't know the msds on any of the products sold to the aquarium trade so i have nothing to compare them to.


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