caso4 & mgso4 Use Process

rdebasish931

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Dear sir/Madam
Can I use caso4 & mgso4 to fix water GH & KH ?
Can I use it as a Solution ?
I would be grateful if you could help me .
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Debasish Roy
 

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Dear sir/Madam
Can I use caso4 & mgso4 to fix water GH & KH ?
Can I use it as a Solution ?
I would be grateful if you could help me .
Thank-you
Debasish Roy
Caso4 and mgso4 are good to fix GH, but they won’t affect the KH. For KH, you’ll want to use KHCO3 or K2CO3, but both of those will add potassium also, so keep that in mind. You can use Rotalabutterfly.com to calculate the correct dosage for your needs.
 

rdebasish931

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Caso4 and mgso4 are good to fix GH, but they won’t affect the KH. For KH, you’ll want to use KHCO3 or K2CO3, but both of those will add potassium also, so keep that in mind. You can use Rotalabutterfly.com to calculate the correct dosage for your needs.
Dear Freshflora,
Please check the attached files .Can I do the solution Properly ?
I look forward to your reply .

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Debasish Roy.
 

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Debasish Roy.

Simply use Rotala Butterfly to calculate your desired GH/KH and add these directly to your tank after weekly water changes. The exception would be mixing RO in a separate container which after a few days the Ca will dissolve.

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Debasish Roy.

Simply use Rotala Butterfly to calculate your desired GH/KH and add these directly to your tank after weekly water changes. The exception would be mixing RO in a separate container which after a few days the Ca will dissolve.

Cheers
Thankyou .
Please tell me Can I use it as a CaSo4/MgSo4 Solution ?
 

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Thankyou .
Please tell me Can I use it as a CaSo4/MgSo4 Solution ?
Yes and No

CaSO4.2SO4 isnt very soluble so best dry dosed to the tank

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I have assumed a Target GH of 4GH and a 44l water change with a Ca:Mg ratio of 3.0:1.0.
The MgSO4.7H2O could go into a dosing solution but cant be mixed with carbonates otherwise a precipitate will form due to the 'command Ion effect' So may be best to dry dose the sulphates and then make a dosing solution for kH
what parameters are you after?
 
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Yes and No

CaSO4.2SO4 isnt very soluble so best dry dosed to the tank

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I have assumed a Target GH of 4GH and a 44l water change with a Ca:Mg ratio of 3.0:1.0.
The MgSO4.7H2O could got into a dosing solution but cant be mixed with carbonates otherwise a precipitate will form due to the 'command Ion effect' So may be best to dry dose the sulphates and then make a dosing solution for kH
what parameters are you after?
Dear Zeus,

Can I used CaSo4 & MgSo4 dry salt in this ratio ?
I look forward to your valuable reply .

Thank-you
Debasish Roy.
 

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Yes, as long as the salts are
-directly dissolved in the aquarium or in the replacement water and
- not in a concentrated solution.
 
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Yes, as long as the salts are
-directly dissolved in the aquarium or in the replacement water and
- not in a concentrated solution.
Dear Allwissend,
Please tell me How can I get better results ?
Solution/Dry salt .

I look forward to your valuable reply .

Thankyou
Debasish Roy.
 

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although tossing in a teaspoon of each salt will give approximately the same result
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I would take the dry salt dosed direct route as @Allwissend suggested also for you size of tank. Remineralising solutions are better suited for Nano tanks where dry dosing is tricky due to small masses of salts required.