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Old 07-03-2004, 05:32 PM   #11
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In what way do you add the epsom salt? Does it have any adverse effects on Ph, Alk,SG, or anything else?

What would be the recommended dosage?

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Old 07-03-2004, 06:38 PM   #12
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In what way do you add the epsom salt? Does it have any adverse effects on Ph, Alk,SG, or anything else?

What would be the recommended dosage?

Thanks,
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I don't belive it would affect anything if you are only adding a small amount. I belive a tablespoon per 50gallons is recomended. Be careful if you don't have a Mg test kit, I would only add it once a week or so.
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Old 07-03-2004, 10:29 PM   #13
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In what way do you add the epsom salt? Does it have any adverse effects on Ph, Alk,SG, or anything else?

What would be the recommended dosage?

Thanks,
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I don't belive it would affect anything if you are only adding a small amount. I belive a tablespoon per 50 gallons is recomended. Be careful if you don't have a Mg test kit, I would only add it once a week or so.
That would be a good starting point but as jamal indicated be sure to test. It is a perfectly good source of Mg and can be used daily if demand is high or the saltmix is lacking. Just be sure you do not add near the same time as a buffer, add several hours afterward.

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Cool, i'll get some tomorrow. Any particular brands?

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Nope, I just buy the no name stuff from the local pharmacy. $2.00 worth should last you a year+. Just be sure it is labeled pure magnesium sulphate and contains nothing else. When using, predissolve the salts in a glass of FW and add in a high flow area.

As I said though be sure you test before each addition and do not add near the same time as a buffer compound.

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As I said though be sure you test before each addition and do not add near the same time as a buffer compound.

My usual ritual is to test Ca, Alk, & Mg everyday before I dose, thanks for all the advise its well appreciated.

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As I said though be sure you test before each addition and do not add near the same time as a buffer compound.

My usual ritual is to test Ca, Alk, & Mg everyday before I dose, thanks for all the advise its well appreciated.

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