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Bicarbonate from BRS. Cook it to make it Soda Ash?


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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Bicarbonate from BRS. Cook it to make it Soda Ash?

    I ordered the wrong alk addition (Bicarbonate) from brs to the tune of 5gallons. I needed the Soda Ash because my ph is always low and the Soda Ash raises it and the Bicarbonate lowers it.

    Q: Can I just put it in the oven according to Randy's instructions (two part) to make it soda ash or is the BRS Bicarbonate something special that won't allow me to do that? Or do I need to order another 5gallons of Soda Ash?

    Plus, will it be the same recipe as before or will it be more concentrated per ml?

    Thanks,
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    Put about 2 1/4 cups of the baking soda spread out on a baking tray. Cook @ 300 degrees for an hour. Dissolve in 1 gallon of RODI water and bottle for use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeakerBob View Post
    Put about 2 1/4 cups of the baking soda spread out on a baking tray. Cook @ 300 degrees for an hour. Dissolve in 1 gallon of RODI water and bottle for use.
    Thank you Bob!

    ---------- Post added at 11:29 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:29 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by BeakerBob View Post
    Put about 2 1/4 cups of the baking soda spread out on a baking tray. Cook @ 300 degrees for an hour. Dissolve in 1 gallon of RODI water and bottle for use.
    Thank you Bob!
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    IMG230 - Bicarbonate from BRS.  Cook it to make it Soda Ash?

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    BRS won't let you exchange it ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by binford4000 View Post
    BRS won't let you exchange it ???
    I didn't ask. Plus I already opened it and used some. I figure if it was just good baking soda I could cook it to make it the ash. I know I'm going to get about half the mix, but I'm o.k. with that.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - Bicarbonate from BRS.  Cook it to make it Soda Ash?

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