Where to find quality sodium chloride locally ?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by gimmito, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Thinking of trying the european balling method. Anybody know where to find quality sodium chloride locally ?

    Jim
     
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Wasn't there just a thread posted on this very topic this week? (rhetorical question, there was, I replied to it)

    http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/11183
     
  3. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Gresham,

    You did partially answer it, but I'm still looking for a place that I can get some sodium chloride. Sometimes you just gotta reword things to get answers. :p
     
  4. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Contact our local salt "maker" Cargill.

    http://www.cargill.com/cs/sf_bay/

    Spectrum )https://www.spectrumchemical.com/) is "local" and they have it:
    https://www.spectrumchemical.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?section_name=Food--Beverage-Ingredients&minisite=10020&respid=50577&item=88007&section=15826&beginIndex=0

    Not a cheap source.

    Have you asked Aquatic Collection or Neptunes if they can get it for you? They sell bulk chemicals and probably have a source for it since it's not any harder to find then what they are selling.
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    http://www.preis-aquaristik.com/eng/hauptseiten-1/the-balling-method/index.html

    http://glassbox-design.com/2008/the-balling-method-how-does-it-differ-from-two-part/

    I was wrong in the other thread... I knew there was something about sodium chloride, but I got it backwards :( Those salts they use are sodium chloride free but you don't add any sodium chlorida back into the water. That would defeat the entire premise of the Balling Method.

    Sorry :( It's one of those I am really not that familiar with.
     
  6. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    I used some I bought from a pool supply store in San Jose, never had any problems with it. I still have over 3/4 of a pail left, even though I used it for several years whenever it seemed needed to bump up the numbers.

    Be careful as it will melt the bottom out of plastic 2liter bottoms fairly easily when added to water.
     
  7. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    You sure you talking about the same thing? This is basically table salt minus the iodine ;)
     
  8. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    Gresham wins, I went and dug out the box from storage and I was mistaken. I have calcium chloride not sodium chloride.
     
  9. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Chris Brightwell mentioned using Morton's standard pool salt was acceptable (minus anti-caking additives or buffers)... not the best stuff, but will do.
     

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