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CyberET
Anyone tried this brand before?

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HappyBuddha
No leh. Never see before. Ermm... I don't know chemistry but isn't Baking Soda a generic product? I mean... should a good one be 100% pure sodium bicarbonate? If so, then it all comes down to price. Is this one cheap? I'd say the design of the can in a can in a can is cute.
CyberET
eh, sorry, blur me.. haha.. i just notice the ingredients is made up of starch.. blush.gif
HappyBuddha
I don't understant what you mean. How come it's starch leh? Can meh?
CyberET
no.. baking powder is starch, baking soda is bicarbonate, the one we need.. so this one cannot be used.. hehe
HappyBuddha
Sheesh. Now I know. I thot that's Baking SODA when it's actually Baking POWDER.

Are you glad I point out the ingredient of BS? Kekekeke. I can't imagine adding startch into a tub of green water; can make Chendol. rofl.gif
Seacucumber
for my case now, i dun use any form of PH buffer for my greenwater...
so far so good.....just sticking to weekly water changes....
HappyBuddha
I use baking soda, not so much to buffer but to equalize during water change time the pH between the intensely green water (pH about 8.5) and the new treated tap water (pH about 7). Without using BS, I will subject my fishes to pH shock of 1.5, which is deadly for most fish and although only shock goldfish for an hour or two is still best avoided. If I run out of BS, then I have to slowly reduce the pH in the temporary holding tub by gradually introducing new water into it; a process that could take an hour.
square_guy
QUOTE(g-string @ Mon 15 Dec 2003 08:36 AM)
for my case now, i dun use any form of PH buffer for my greenwater...
so far so good.....just sticking to weekly water changes....

i used to go w/o BS for my green water as well, but the pH tends to drop below 8 at nite, and during the day it hits 9+.

with BS, the pH during the day still hits 9+, but at least during the nite it remains above 8. end result is the pH fluctuation is lesser.
square_guy
QUOTE(CyberET @ Sat 13 Dec 2003 10:59 PM)
Anyone tried this brand before?

wah, those r really baking powder for making cakes ah...

green water flavoured goldfish cakes? shiok.gif
CyberET
haha.. heng i never use it before i realise my mistake blush.gif
i still buffer abit as my 4ft tub is in the open, don't want to take a risk if it rains heavily within 2 days after water change before my green matures..
Inxs
QUOTE(CyberET @ Sat 13 Dec 2003 10:59 PM)
Anyone tried this brand before?

I don't find this neccessary. Nowadays I never put this any more.
dennis
BTW regarding this, do take note to read the ingredient listed on all the baking soda's bottle. Some brands of "Baking Soda" contains other substance too for eg. Bake King brand. For me I use the Bake King brand's "Soda Bicarbonate".
CyberET
using the same, bought it at roughly the same price too smile.gif
another is the more commonly found at ntuc
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(dennis @ Tue 23 Dec 2003 10:50 AM)
BTW regarding this, do take note to read the ingredient listed on all the baking soda's bottle. Some brands of "Baking Soda" contains other substance too for eg. Bake King brand. For me I use the Bake King brand's "Soda Bicarbonate".

I'm using "Bake King" but it doesn't say what are the ingredient wor. sad.gif

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ET and Vix... the Kings' brand specifically mentioned 100% Sodium Bicarbonate?

Which supermarket you guys bought it from? Cold Storage seems to have "Bake King" only and I find the plastic bottle very flimsy.
dennis
Sorry mine is as above "Bicarbonate of Soda" blush.gif Under the same brand they also have "Baking Soda" but I think it contains Calcium Carbonate, anyone know what that does to the water ?
CyberET
dunno le.. i know daniel uses the same one also.. and i prefer the bigger opening compared to bake king.. use for so long, so far so good biggrin.gif
square_guy
i believe bicarbonate of soda is simply just that. if it is baking soda, confirm got other "liao" such as starch or yeast. at least tat's wat i remember of the bake king
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