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Re: [AGA-Member] Potassium

The "Lite Salt" is a Morton product.  I didn't know if I could use the brand 
name here.  I also saw the "No Salt" but balked at those other ingredients as 
I don't know as much about them.

Thanks for the reply!

On Friday 30 December 2005 07:42 am, you wrote:
> Paula,
> I used Morton's "No Salt" without problems.  The formulations for low
> sodium salt probaby varies from brand to brand and might vary from time to
> time for the same brand.  Judging from the ingredients you listed I will
> guess that the product you have is probably not similar to the Morton
> product.
> The Morton product contains potassium chloride, fumaric acid, tricalcium
> phosphate and monocalcium phosphate.  According to the nutrition facts on
> the package the product gives 610 mg of potassium per 1.2 g serving.  Pure
> potassium chloride would contain about 628 mg in a 1.2 gram serving.  From
> those values, the Morton product is 97% KCl and 3% everything else.  I
> wouldn't think twice about using the Morton product as a potassium source.
> Quite a few people have used salt substitutes as potassium suppliments. 
> The main problem that people report is that the salt substitute may leave
> the water a little cloudy for a while.  The cloudiness is caused by some of
> the additives -- calcium silicate for instance -- that don't dissolve
> easily.
> The chloride in salt substitutes is not detrimental for fish or plants. 
> Small amounts of chloride are essential for plants and higher levels are
> useful to plants.  Chloride is present in all water supplies and it is
> harmless at higher levels than one normally finds in water supplies. 
> Chloride is biologically benign up to high concentrations.
> Roger Miller
> On Thursday 29 December 2005 09:57, Paula Hofmann wrote:
> > I have determined that I need potassium in my tank.  Nitrate and
> > phosphate are at acceptable levels.  Probably have a little more nitrate
> > than I need as I have some algae.  Because of a suggestion from an
> > article in a magazine I got some lite salt.  I want to confirm that I can
> > use this in my tank as it has more than just potassium chloride.  It also
> > contains: mostly salt, calcium silicate, magnesium carbonate, dextrose,
> > and potassium iodide.
> >
> > What does anyone think or know?
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