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can someone please tell me the GH booster recipe?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by jarthel, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. jarthel

    jarthel Junior Poster

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    as title. thank you

    ps. I searched the net but nothing useful came up. :(
     
  2. Left C

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    Here are two.

    From: http://aquariumfertilizer.com/index.asp?Option1=infopage3
    "Barrs GH Booster is composed of 1 part magnesium sulfate, 3 parts potassium sulfate and 3 parts calcium sulfate."

    Equilibrium: http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Equilibrium.html
    Guaranteed Analysis
    Soluble Potassium (K20) 23.0%
    Calcium (Ca) 8.06%
    Magnesium (Mg) 2.41%
    Soluble Iron (Fe) 0.11%
    Soluble Manganese (Mn) 0.06%
    Derived from: potassium sulfate, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, ferric sulfate, manganese sulfate.

    Elemental potassium is present at a concentration of 195,000 ppm (19.5%). Archaic fertilizer laws force us to list potassium in terms of equivalence to a material that is not present (K2O) rather than the more scientifically sound method of simple elemental equivalence.
     
  3. Philosophos

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    Odds are if you're doing EI with CSM+B, you've already got everything besides Ca and Mg.

    For the Ca dose 1tsp/10 gal of CaSO4, or 1tsp/15 gal of CaCl2.2H2O.

    For Mg, dose 1tsp/20 gal of MgSO4.7H2O
     
  4. jarthel

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    thanks everyone :)
     
  5. jarthel

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    but how much quantity though is put into the tank?
     
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    Here you go:

    The Estimative Index method works best for a high to medium light and well planted aquarium. However it is not limited to higher light setups, smaller quantities of fertilizers can be dosed if low light is used. Also, the frequency may be reduced to 1-2x a week at low light(1.5-2w/gal).

    General Dosing Guideline for High Light and well planted aquariums.

    10- 20 Gallon Aquariums
    +/- 1/8 tsp KNO3 (N) 3x a week
    +/- 1/32 tsp KH2PO4 (P) 3x a week
    +/- 1/4 tsp GH booster once a week(water change only)
    +/- 1/32 tsp (2ml) Trace Elements 3x a week
    50% weekly water change


    20-40 Gallon Aquariums
    +/- ¼ tsp KN03 3x a week
    +/- 1/16 tsp KH2P04 3x a week
    +/- 1/2 tsp GH booster once a week(water change only)
    +/- 1/16 tsp (5ml) Trace Elements 3x a week
    50% weekly water change


    40-60 Gallon Aquariums
    +/- 1/2 tsp KN03 3x a week
    +/- 1/8 tsp KH2P04 3x a week
    +/- 3/4 tsp GH booster once a week(water change only)
    +/- 1/8 (10ml) Trace Elements 3x a week
    50% weekly water change


    60 – 80 Gallon Aquariums
    +/- 3/4 tsp KN03 3x a week
    +/- 3/16 tsp KH2P04 3x a week
    +/- 1 tsp once a week (water change only)
    +/- ¼ tsp (15ml) Trace 3x a week
    50% weekly water change


    100 - 125 Gallon Aquarium
    +/- 1 1/2 tsp KN03 3x a week
    +/- ½ tsp KH2P04 3x a week
    +/- 1.25 tsp once a week(water change only)
    +/- ½ tsp (30ml) Trace 3x a week
    50% weekly water change
     
  7. jarthel

    jarthel Junior Poster

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    Hello. Can you please tell me where you found this info? thanks again :)

     
  8. shoggoth43

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    The Estimative Index portion of the forum has this. It's one of the stickies at the top. It's deviously hiding in plain sight, which I find to be more and more of a problem for me lately. I can't fathom how the one item I had in my hand not three seconds ago has now disappeared off the face of the earth only to be discovered later after 20 minutes of searching to be in the same location I've searched at least 5 times. I blame gnomes at this point... :)

    Anyway, here's the link. That whole part of the forum is a good place to dig around if you haven't already. Lots of good info in there.

    http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/2819-EI-light-for-those-less-techy-folks

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