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Re: Mikrophos

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Mikrophos
  • From: "Bill Plummer" <remmulp@stny.rr.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 17:04:03 -0500

Mikrophos, as I understand it is a phosphorous based system that relies on the higher solubility of Calcium Phosphate than Calcium Carbonate that is the cause of scaling. So your ferns are getting extra phosphate. In other water softeners the Calcium is exchanged with Sodium giving excess Sodium in the effluent which builds up in the soil.

Bill Plummer
Painted Post New York

----- Original Message ----- From: "Doret Vermeulen" <cfao@iway.na>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 8:56 AM
Subject: [ferns] Mikrophos


I have a question. If someone could please help me.

We have a dispenser with mikrophos in it our household water runs through this
crystals to prevent scale. (this is according to my husband how it is called
in English)
I hope you understand what I mean. Some people call it water softener.

What I needed to know do you think this is harmful for my ferns as lately I
noticed that everything grows much slower and the ferns just don't look very

Have a nice day!

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