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Old 03-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Espom Salt dosing w/ EI - 460 mg daily?


To reach your target of 2 ppm Mg you will need to add 460 mg MgSO4.7H2O to your 6.0 US gal aquarium to yield
Element ppm/degree
Mg 2.00
S 2.64
dGH 0.46

So I put in my numbers in the calculator and it shows 460 mg daily, that seem like a whole lot of Espom Salt. That is nearly half a teaspoon daily.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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To reach your target of 2 ppm Mg you will need to add 460 mg MgSO4.7H2O to your 6.0 US gal aquarium to yield
Element ppm/degree
Mg 2.00
S 2.64
dGH 0.46

So I put in my numbers in the calculator and it shows 460 mg daily, that seem like a whole lot of Espom Salt. That is nearly half a teaspoon daily.
According to the Fertilator on APC, 460 mg does give you 2 ppm, but half a teaspoon gives you 11 ppm. One eighth teaspoon will give you 2.8 ppm.

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...fertilator.php
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Ops, got the whole spoon thing mix up. Hahah thanks Jeff.
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