hank's solutions

Dr Peter Cattin p.cattin at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Oct 29 17:53:21 EST 2001


Christina,

You have had a very detailed response already and I am sure it 
works but perhaps a simpler option may be to use distilled or 
reverse osmosis (RO) produced water and add a mixture of 1 part 
NaHCO3, 2 parts CaCL2.2H2O and 1 part Instant Ocean to give a 
final conductivity of 400 - 800 mS.  This solution will be fairly stable 
from a buffering perspective. Unfortunately, you have to start with 
"pure" water.  RO is an option although it has a low % recovery but 
is otherwise cheap to run (just a pump and membrane 
replacement) while distillation has a high recovery but also has 
fairly high operating cost (electricity).  

Cheers,

Peter

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Christina Joselevitch wrote:

> The tap water of our institute is contaminated with copper, so we
> thought about adding salts to distilled water in order to keep our
> (adult) zebrafish happy. The problem is that we don't know which
> salts/ how much salt. I would like to know whether I could use
> Hank's solution in our aquaria?
>
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