This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Unfortunately for Photobucket users, things have changed in a big way as of June 26th they are rolling out a $399 per year subscription fee for those who want to hotlink images from Photobucket’s servers to display elsewhere.
    This does not mean it only affects this site, It now means that billions of images across the Web now display an error message instead of the image in question. :(
    Dismiss Notice

Should I add epsom salt

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by matthewburk, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. matthewburk

    matthewburk Junior Poster

    Oct 12, 2005
    Likes Received:
    I a previous thread Tom told be to add 3/4 tsp of epsom salts to my tank when I do a water change, although I'm not sure why. I did this but also used mostly RO water to bring my GH to 10 instead of 30.

    Well my water change is coming up soon and I need an answer on weather or not I should be adding epsom salts.

    I am doing a 50% water change with 2/3rds RO water and 1/3 of my tap which has a GH of 30 and a KH of 4.
  2. brad

    brad Prolific Poster

    Aug 2, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Re: Should I add epsom salt

    Kinda defeats the purpose of lowering the gh just to bring it back up.

    If however you want to be sure there are no magnesium deficiencies, you could use a little more r/o water then add the epsom salts. Then you'd have the same gh but at least you're sure some of it is magnesium and not all calcium.

    If I were in your shoes, I'd try it just to see if there's an improvement.

Share This Page