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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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GH Booster with hard water?

So I've been looking into this GH Booster and it looks like it has Ca, Mg, and K.

As per EI dosing, the instructions are 1x a week. Should this dosing be done in the middle of the week, say on Wed. if my water change is on Sun.? It sounds like with my hard water, I'm already adding Ca and Mg when I do the W/C. If I dosed in the middle of the week, then it would actually be a booster, right?

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Gh booster raises the gh of the water. Does your water need the gh raised?
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If you have hard water, the chances of needing gh booster are pretty low.

Considering you live 250 miles directly south of me and live in the same aquifer, I highly doubt you need it.
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I had some Epsom salts around and was wondering if the extra Mg was helpful in addition to the CSM+B I've been dosing for micros.

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Is there a point where the trace minerals like Ca and Mg in the tap water introduced by the water change are used up by the plants? I am not adding any Calcium in my dosing.

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