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Old 01/17/2008, 04:29 AM   #16
Randy Holmes-Farley
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madadi:

I'm confused. You'd get a bigger pH rise with equal or less limewater without vinegar. Why do you want vinegar?

Rex: Acetate is rapidly metabolized by bacteria (not algae). That;'s why vinegar drives bacterial growth. It leaves behind only CO2 and bicarbonate/carbonate.


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