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Thread: Can anyone here use any Citric Acid ?

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    I'll be good Have probably a half pound that will last me a while!

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    I'm also a beekeeper, and use food grade citric acid to lower the pH of sugar syrup used for supplementary feed of my bees. My current supply is just now getting low, and I was about to purchase more.

    But I will defer to others, since my need would not necessarily be any greater than theirs. And they're much closer, too.
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    Its 2 lbs. I really have zero issues sending both of you some.

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    I use it, mixed with water, to remove algae from aquarium plants. The water/citric acid solution is acidic enough to kill algae, but gentle enough on the plants. I use it on species like Anubias, Bucephalandra and other tough aquarium plants.

    That's a nice give away Cthulhu138!
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    Thanks but this is johnnys giveaway.

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    That's okay. I just wanted to add to this thread, to show how versatile this chemical can be. It is also, commonly used by orchid growers, in regions with high mineral content water. It is periodically mixed with their irrigation water, in order to dissolve and rinse away the build-up of undesirable minerals. Some affects of the undesirable minerals are reducing the soil solution pH, below optimal levels for nutrient absorption, and creating deposits on leaf surfaces, reducing light penetration and reducing photosynthesis in the leaves.

    If you use R.O. membranes, it is used, periodically, to flush the membrane's surface, clearing away both organic detritis and mineral deposits that can foul the membrane.

    It is also unique, in being central to the Krebs/Citric Acid Cycle. Where it can be metabolized by any creature that utilizes oxygen in its metabolism.

    Cthulhu138,
    It seems like you have quite a popular giveaway, on your hands. Good work.
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