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PH Sodium versus Potassium

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...With pH change up to make my water more alkaline it would seem that most people buy Sodium Bicarbonate to use for this.

However, here in the Barossa Valley a famous wine producing region the alternative additive is food grade Potassium Bicarbonate.

As far as I can read on this Potassium Bicarbonate is readily dissoluble and only releases potassium into the water - no sodium.

You do not need very much like one level teaspoon in a 65 litre tank will change pH from 7.0 to 8.0. I use half teaspoon after a water change to bring pH to 7.5 which is spot on.

Potassium Bicarbonate is expensive, but a little goes a long way. Buy POTASSIUM BICARBONATE Online in Australia

You can read about Potassium Bicarbonate by doing an internet search and in Wikipedia.


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