DIY Salt? is it possible?

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  1. Toxic

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    I see the salt is so expensive, have anyone tried to make there own salt?:thumbup:
     
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    Doubt that lol give it a try tho epsom salts bi-soda cal chloride and the old famous cerebos sodium and lil slaked lime. I'm joking btw
     
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    I've made salt before. Becides the minor elements, there's not much in salt water.
     
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    There was a thread regarding this issue on masa. At the end of the day it would cost you more to make it than buy it.
     
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    how did you do this?
     
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    Made it while at university, we used artificial sea water to eliminate variation between experiments.
    Get recipe, mix chemicals, add water.
     
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    Do you have this recipe?
     
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    Just google it, it's not exactly a closely guarded secret
     
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    Will do so! Thanx
     
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    interesting to find out but i doubt its worth the effort. good quality salt cost around R1 per liter
     
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    Ok someone can comment here. From what I kno is 35g of salt makes a litre of water. So from a kg of salt you get roughly 28l of salt water. cost of salt roughly R10 a kg assuming you using the best available. Plus the main other elements ca mg alk il add R20. Works out to like R50 to make up 100l that's besides buying a bottle of trace elements.
     
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    and besides the time one has to spend mixing everything up and getting it to the right proportions
     
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