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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Kent gh+

I recently bought Kent's gh+ because my gh is low out of the tap. It says it contains calcium salts and magneesium salts. Is this stuff sufficient enough for adding calcium and mag. as my tap contains virtually none of these or any other nutrients for that matter? Or should I add the epsom salts and some form of calcium? I already have the epsom but I would like to know if there is some alternative calcium source other than a place like Greg Watson.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 08:59 PM
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Yes for GH you need to add calcium and magnesium. From what I've read the Kent GH+ does the job well.

When it runs out you could use the epsom salt for magnesium and calcium chloride for calcium.
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I use it and love it. No premixing... and it doesn't cloud water! Most other "gH raisers" contain a lot of potassium which I don't want to add.

I dose trace elements, iron, and potassium seperately.
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For calcium only, I use calcium chloride(cheap as ice melts).

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