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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Homemade GH Booster

Hi! I was wondering how I should go about making my own (slightly incomplete) GH booster from K2SO4, CaNO3 & MgSO4. The measurements should be in tbsp and tsp preferrably, as that is what is available to me.

I know I am asking a lot, but I would like to do this but can't seem to find the answer on how. So I need to know how much of each fert to put in how much water, and to raise the GH about 3 degrees how much would I dose at what interval?

Thanks for any help at all.
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Have you tried Tom Barr's site?

I haven't found it yet but I'm sure if you ask him nicely he might spill the beans.

Me.....I think I'll just buy it from him. That's what I'm planning to do on Sunday so Tom, here's a heads up unless I find some Seachem Equilibrium nearby that's relatively cheap.

It's just ridiculous and completely frustrating how pathetic my LFSs are....whenever I need something and I have high hopes that they carry it, they usually let me down.

And why the heck does my Petsmart carry Eheim but no eheim media....

Here's the site btw. He has a forum and you can probably ask them there. I believe Rex also has some.

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Thanks. The reason I want to mix my own is because I am located in Canada- and US Customs will not allow any dry fertilizers to pas the border (as far as I know). I have easy access to the three ferts mentioned and was hoping to make my own makeshift GH booster.
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