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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2003, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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my gh is zero because i have a water softener. My plants are not pearling much because i don't think there is enough calcium.CO2 is around 24 ppm i started dosing epsom salts along with other ferts.(listed below). But what is a source of caluim I can add. what should my target gh be.

20 gallon, 2.75 wpg(cf), 12 hour photoperiod, flourish, KCl and enema 3X's a week, DIY yeast CO2 + reactor and flourite/quartz(50/50). heavily planted,

10 gal. 6 wpg (cf). 12 hour photoperiod, 1 ml flourish, KCl and enema 3X a week. flourite. DIY yeast CO2. Heavily planted
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2003, 10:39 PM
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I'm not sure how your softener works, but I know that for me hot water is softened and cold water isn't; is all your water going through the softener?

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yeah both hot water cold water and even water for the hose. ( i don't know why it seems like a waste). But i'm sure of this i checked the pipes and tested the water. Its all hooked up to the dang softener.

20 gallon, 2.75 wpg(cf), 12 hour photoperiod, flourish, KCl and enema 3X's a week, DIY yeast CO2 + reactor and flourite/quartz(50/50). heavily planted,

10 gal. 6 wpg (cf). 12 hour photoperiod, 1 ml flourish, KCl and enema 3X a week. flourite. DIY yeast CO2. Heavily planted
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so what do you think i should add?

20 gallon, 2.75 wpg(cf), 12 hour photoperiod, flourish, KCl and enema 3X's a week, DIY yeast CO2 + reactor and flourite/quartz(50/50). heavily planted,

10 gal. 6 wpg (cf). 12 hour photoperiod, 1 ml flourish, KCl and enema 3X a week. flourite. DIY yeast CO2. Heavily planted
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2003, 10:16 PM
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Do you have a well or are you softening city water?
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