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Epsom salt + Plantex

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by charter, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. charter

    charter Guest

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    I read a thread about mixing Epsom salt and Plantex together in equal amounts. I now use ( Rex's guide ) 1 tablespoon of plantex into 250ml. of water. To add 1 tablespoon of salt to this mix seems like a lot. Is that right ? If my tap water contains enough already will the extra Mg. cause more problems for me ? My 150g is still looking sick, I made all the recomended changes from the other threads.
     
  2. riverrat

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    Not sure what others do but when I dosed csm+b ( I am using flourish at the moment) I would mix a 2 to 1 ratio. Two parts csm to one part epsom salts. I think thats what Greg Watson use to suggest on his website. Csm+b has no mgso4 if I remember right. The reason for adding a bit is that plants need the mgso4 to take up iron or so I have read.
     
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    I usually add 1/4 tsp of epsom salts to every 3 gallons of water when I do a water change. My tap water has no hardness at all which is why I do this. This maintains my tanks at around 60ppm GH, otherwise it would be 0.
     
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