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Epsom Salt

Postby shiftyfox » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:03 pm

What is the recommended dose of Epsom Salt to add to the whole tank before I add in metroplex..?
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Re: Epsom Salt

Postby Steve C » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:35 pm

You'll find a wide range of how much per gal that is suggested. On average 2 TBS per gal is about right, but personally I don't really measure when I do it. I just use about a handful for every 10g when I do it. Also best to do it slowly over 24hrs so the fish can adjust. So rather than add the full amount for say a 75g. Just add enough for about 25g, then 10hrs later the same amount, then 10hrs after that the same amount. That's just the way I do it and have always worked well for me, I'm sure others will probably have other suggestions as well.
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Re: Epsom Salt

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:58 pm

Steve gave great advice.

Here's the article from this site- ... t2_pt1.php

Go to page 3 concerning Epsom. Whether you're using Metroplex or pure Metronodizole, the Epsom dose will not change.
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