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Old 01-19-2013, 02:53 AM   #1
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1. What is Potassium Sulfate (K2SO4) for? and is it necessary to be included in the dosing regime?


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40~60gal
50% H20 change-weekly
1/2 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/8 Tsp-KH2P04 3x a week
3/4 Tsp-GH booster once a week
10ml or 1/8Tsp-Trace 3x a week
Optional
2-4ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week



2. and what is a GH booster called by name?

3. Are Trace ferts aka Plantex?
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If your plants are showing signs of potassium deficiency, you need to start dosing K2SO4.
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2. and what is a GH booster called by name?
GH Booster... :-) I think Tom Barr sells it. Or you can use Seachem Equilibrium.

3. Are Trace ferts aka Plantex?
Yes. Plantex CSM+B is one June of trace mix.
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2. and what is a GH booster called by name?
GH Booster... :-) I think Tom Barr sells it. Or you can use Seachem Equilibrium.
greenleafaquariums.com also sells GH booster.
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some suggest that if you have plenty of livestock you don't need to dose Nitrate or Phosphate, but you do need to dose Potassium and trace
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2. and what is a GH booster called by name?
GH booster is comprised of CaSO4, K2SO4, and MgSO4 in a 3:3:1 ratio, respectively.

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some suggest that if you have plenty of livestock you don't need to dose Nitrate or Phosphate, but you do need to dose Potassium and trace
In a highly lit, heavily planted aquarium, there will not be enough nitrates and phosphates to meet the demands of plants.
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some suggest that if you have plenty of livestock you don't need to dose Nitrate or Phosphate, but you do need to dose Potassium and trace
What kind of Potassium?
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What kind of Potassium?
Normally people use k2so4 to dose potassium
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