maifan stones

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  1. edyta2382

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    Hello everyone i need to ask about maifan stone i heard they are good
    they aim to be realising minerals and keeping water clean and has any one used this before can someone let me know .Edyta
     
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    I must be honest, you've stumped me here... I have never heard of this "maifan stone".

    Please elaborate, and give web address etc. of manufacturer if possible.

    Without more information I would say that this sounds suspicious - what minerals does it release, and how much, and at what rate - even "good" minerals are bad if one adds too much of them. Also, how does it keep the water clear - through filtration, or by releasing some oxidizing agent which reacts with the organics that cause yellow water (the first could cause a build-up of organics which could pollute the water, and the latter could be toxic to life-forms in our tanks...)

    Hennie
     
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    Hennie I found this link

    Maifan Stones 950g

    it sounds like they are half similar to zeolite material

    but sounds like snake oil......
     
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    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maifan_Stone"]Maifan Stone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Wiki_letter_w.svg" class="image"><img alt="Wiki letter w.svg" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Wiki_letter_w.svg/40px-Wiki_letter_w.svg.png"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/6/6c/Wiki_letter_w.svg/40px-Wiki_letter_w.svg.png[/ame]

    Maifan Stone is a special mineral rock used in Chinese medicine to treat various skin diseases. It is composed of minerals including but not limited to plagioclase feldspar, orthoclase feldspar, hornblende, and biotite (all four mentioned before are silicate minerals). Maifan Stone contains plenty of micro-nutrient elements, such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, and selenium, all essential to a healthy human body. As a Chinese medicine, it is especially useful in treating skin tumors and ulcers. In addition to that, many mineral water manufacturers in China dissolve a small amount of Maifan Stone during the preparation of their product, meant to enhance the micro-nutrient density in the water. In ordinary cooking, both rice and tea, while being washed, may be dipped with Maifan Stone to increase their effects on health.

    It seems it also helps for health
     
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    I also found this:

    MAI-FAN CERAMIC STONE

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    [SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]This rare natural mineral stone, combines with water to generate [SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1] indispensable minerals for the body, such as [/SIZE][/SIZE]Calcium, Iron, Silicon, Magnesium and Aluninium, at the same time, revitalising the water, emiting FIR (far-infrared rays) to produce `living water'. [/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT]​
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]The Mai-Fan Stone also adjusts the pH value and by the process of Ion Exchange neturalizes the acids and turns the water into light alkaline. [/SIZE][/FONT]
     
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    I see on one of the reef sites that Bob Fenner have addressed this subject before- read it on wetweb media
     
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    Thanks for the info, guys :)



    Based on this, DEFINATELY snake oil...

    Hennie
     
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