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Old 09-12-2012, 03:18 AM   #1
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I just recived this today and I'm a little confuse on how to use this. Do I only use this with RO water? Is this supposed to raise the TDS? How much would I add to a 20 gallon tank ?
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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One ml per gallon will raise GH 4.7

Use to reconstitute soft or RO water.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:27 AM   #3
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it says in chinese that
you need to put in a cup for 30 mins for the powder to dissolve
every 50 liter water you add 1 to 2 scoops every 2 ~ 3 days add once
and then you can add it into the food as well
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:28 AM   #4
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oops i think i gave the wrong info lol... mine is powder
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:42 AM   #5
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One ml per gallon will raise GH 4.7

Use to reconstitute soft or RO water.
May I know what GH kit you'r using?
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:51 AM   #6
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May I know what GH kit you'r using?
api, but the instructions are from the manufacturer.

Every time i've used 5ml per 5 gallon (as per my normal water change routine), I get gh 5
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:01 AM   #7
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api, but the instructions are from the manufacturer.

Every time i've used 5ml per 5 gallon (as per my normal water change routine), I get gh 5
I mean how you get 4.7GH?
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:05 AM   #8
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Some sort of calculations based off Shirakura I'm guessing
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:07 AM   #9
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I don't, it tests as 5 on my GH test, the 4.7 is from the manufacturers directions.

Shirakura states 1 drop per liter raises the GH by 1, if you do the math at 20 drops per ml, and 3.7 liters per gallon, it's 4.7 GH per ML.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #10
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Anything you add to the water will raise TDS.

I've used Skirakura CA+ to adjust my tap from 3GH @ 40TDS to 4GH @ 80 TDS but YMMV... my tank TDS normally ends up being around 135tds post WC after adding BW Shield, Vital & calcium. I do notice that the Fluval Mineral Supplement raises TDS more than Shirakura CA+ but the difference is like 15ppm give or take a few points.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #11
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api, but the instructions are from the manufacturer.

Every time i've used 5ml per 5 gallon (as per my normal water change routine), I get gh 5
+1 IME 5 drops per liter gives a gH of 5 roughly.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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i use 1ml per each gallon of RO water
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