Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Most reliable Barr GH guideline; CSM + B
a) I'm thinking of replacing Equilibrium with Barr GH Booster. What's the most reliable measure guideline? 1 tsp raises 60g by 2.5 GH? Same dosing as Seachem Equilibrium? According to Seachem, 2.5 teaspoons Equilibrium per 10 gallons raises GH by 5 dH.
b) Is there anything potentially harmful about Barr GH Booster (sorry Tom I know it's not yours)? Some hobbyists say these use Equilibrium because there are things in Barr GH Booster that they don't like. Doubt there's anything harmful in Barr GH Booster, just want to be safe and check.
c) I started using CSM+B instead of Flourish Excel. My local water is very soft (nearly 0 PPM GH and KH). Should I be adding Epsom salts in equal amounts as CSM+B? For example, if I add 1/32 teaspoon CSM+B for a 23 gallon tank daily (I dose daily), should I be adding 1/32 teaspoon Epsom Salt daily?