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Postby HAMSTER » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:10 am

Cooking Salt with - anti-caking agent 535 (sodium ferrocyanide)
-Is this okay for the pond ?
I know to look out for YPS -yellow prusside of soda-which is a no.no.[;)]
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Postby djsmgibbs » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:00 am

sodium ferrocyanide = YPS
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Postby HAMSTER » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:16 am

You sure ?? this is bog standard cooking salt, or so I thought !
So no good ?[:'(]
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Postby djsmgibbs » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:16 am

Hopefully - I am a chemist[:D]

[url=http://ptcl.chem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/SO/sodium_ferrocyanide.html]http://ptcl.chem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/SO/sodium_ferrocyanide.html[/url]
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Postby HAMSTER » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:16 am

So is this no good for koi ? As I am sure this is the stuff the koi places sell ?[:'(]
what am I looking for ?
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Postby HAMSTER » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:06 am

Getting confused now.

PDV (pure vacuem dried) which is the stuff koi places sell -Also has e-535 in it.........[&:]
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Postby alan_t » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:43 am

it will be fine. and as you said, its the same anti caking agent as in the PDV stuff.
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Postby Cloggsy » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:00 am

I didn't think you were supposed to use [i]any[/i] salt with anti-caking agents in them... [&:]
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Postby HAMSTER » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:00 am

Apparently, the salt would be stuck together in a big block without a caking agent ![;)]
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Postby alan_t » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:00 am

[quote]ORIGINAL: HAMSTER

Apparently, the salt would be stuck together in a big block without a caking agent ![;)]
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yep that it would.
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Postby HAMSTER » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:33 am

You got salt in your pond now Alan ?
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Postby alan_t » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:06 am

no john, well if i did add some around 6 months ago.
but there have been many water changes since then john.
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Postby rigger1971 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:40 am

hamster the pdv is fine ive salted twice now with no probs ok[;)]
dont worry

no pond!! what do i know eh??

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Postby Phil66 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:20 pm

Dishwasher salt is the best. No anti-caking agents[;)] Told to me by Rick of Boddington Koi so it has to be good advice[:)]

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