Barr's GH Booster Formula?

greenfish

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I know that one teaspoon of baking soda will increase the kH of 50 liters of water (13 gallons) by 4 degrees (68 ppm).

Is there a similar formula for Barr's GH Booster? Basically I am looking for if I am trying to raise my GH by X, how much to add per gallon or some other volume.

Thanks!
 

riverrat

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I really can not answer your question but rather give you a comparison until someone that uses the Barr booster chimes in.

Seachem equilibrium and Barr booster although not the same are similar. Seachems product says that 1 tablespoon for every 20 gallons will raise the gh by 3dH. I am not suggesting you add that much. I think that would be more for the RO user rather than someone adding to a tap water.


Hope this helps until you get a first hand experienced user of the Barr booster.
 

VaughnH

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riverrat;18996 said:
I really can not answer your question but rather give you a comparison until someone that uses the Barr booster chimes in.

Seachem equilibrium and Barr booster although not the same are similar. Seachems product says that 1 tablespoon for every 20 gallons will raise the gh by 3dH. I am not suggesting you add that much. I think that would be more for the RO user rather than someone adding to a tap water.


Hope this helps until you get a first hand experienced user of the Barr booster.

Good information, and my memory is that Greg Watson made the Barr booster so it could be dosed the same as Equilibrium. I'm sure it wouldn't give exactly the same result, but a tablespoon isn't an exact measurement anyway. Close enough is close enough.
 

Carissa

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Not sure if this will help you figure it out.

According to this link

Rex's Guide to Water Chemistry

"To raise gH use calcium chloride and Epsom salts. Add them separately or you will end up with calcium sulfate which takes a very long time to dissolve.

0.79 grams of calcium chloride and 0.33 grams of Epsom salts will raise 10 gallons of water about 1° of gH."