New DIY Two Part Recipes with Higher pH Boost

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I'm using the two-part with pH boost, which contains a fixed amount of magnesium. I'm not adding additional magnesium as the amount indicated in the recipe seems to be enough to keep an stable parameter.
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Using sodium sulfate as well?

Then the DIY two part recipe is adding an appropriate amount of magnesium and sulfate, and since those are by far (very far) the two highest ingredients in a sodium chloride free salt mix, using such a product may not be optimal as you will overload on magnesium and sulfate over time. But it will add the other missing ingredients such as potassium.

I personally would add just potassium chloride, and not the whole mix. If you want to do that, i can calculate the needed amount.
 

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Using sodium sulfate as well?

Then the DIY two part recipe is adding an appropriate amount of magnesium and sulfate, and since those are by far (very far) the two highest ingredients in a sodium chloride free salt mix, using such a product may not be optimal as you will overload on magnesium and sulfate over time. But it will add the other missing ingredients such as potassium.

I personally would add just potassium chloride, and not the whole mix. If you want to do that, i can calculate the needed amount.
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Yes, I'm using sodium sulfate as well.

Just adding potassium chloride is a good idea, as I test for it on a routine basis and I can add whatever is needed.

In that case, would you suggest not adding any sodium chloride free salt and just compensate the salinity increase by adding some fresh water on a daily basis?
 
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Using sodium sulfate as well?

Then the DIY two part recipe is adding an appropriate amount of magnesium and sulfate, and since those are by far (very far) the two highest ingredients in a sodium chloride free salt mix, using such a product may not be optimal as you will overload on magnesium and sulfate over time. But it will add the other missing ingredients such as potassium.

I personally would add just potassium chloride, and not the whole mix. If you want to do that, i can calculate the needed amount.
Yes, I'm using sodium sulfate as well.

Just adding potassium chloride is a good idea, as I test for it on a routine basis and I can add whatever is needed.

In that case, would you suggest not adding any sodium chloride free salt and just compensate the salinity increase by adding some fresh water on a daily basis?
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Yes, that's a fine plan.

Everything else (especially trace elements) are best added with a trace element supplement anyway, not by a Part C addition which generally adds too little to actually be a supplement.
 

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Yes, I'm using sodium sulfate as well.

Just adding potassium chloride is a good idea, as I test for it on a routine basis and I can add whatever is needed.

In that case, would you suggest not adding any sodium chloride free salt and just compensate the salinity increase by adding some fresh water on a daily basis?
Yes, that's a fine plan.

Everything else (especially trace elements) are best added with a trace element supplement anyway, not by a Part C addition which generally adds too little to actually be a supplement.
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Thank's a lot Randy. As always, great advice.
 
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