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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Poor Man's SeaChem EQ(PMEQ)

The ratio I've been using is 3:3:1

K2SO4, CaSO4, MgSO4

This will provide a fair amount of K+ relative to Ca/Mg.
Most folks have enough Ca relative to Mg.
What will get folks into trouble in doing their calculations are that these are hydrated forms, Eg

MgSO4 . 7H2O
CaSO4 . 2H2O

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsum
http://www.bambooweb.com/articles/e/p/Epsom_salts.html

You can vary and make your own, but this about close to what SeaChem has.
www.gregwatson also sells CaSO4 and PMEQ if you want it.


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 05:48 PM
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Thank you for this very good info! I had always hoped somebody would do a "commercial = DIY" conversion.

You have given me (though still confused about it) dosing information for my tank in another thread, but you did it using Seachem Eq. Now I can maybe figure this all out and get my dosing closer to what it should be.

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