MG Dosing Help

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  1. Xiztence

    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    I just bought Kent Marine Tech M, I was wondering how I would dose it?
    It's a 55 Gallon with a 20L sump, Total Water volume is like 60 US Gallons.
    MG is 1120 it's low so I want to dose it the right way ;)
     
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  3. divott

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    just pour the correct amount into your sump. i usually add it to my top off water and it goes into the sump. just check the amount you can dose at a time.
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Important: Shake vigorously immediately prior to use! The preferred method is to test the magnesium level in your aquarium, then add Tech M at the rate of 1 ml per gallon aquarium capacity per day to bring the level to between 1250 and 1350 ppm. This will raise the level by 18.4 ppm per day. As a routine supplement, if not testing, add two teaspoons (2 capfuls or 10 ml) per 50 gallons tank capacity every week in all marine systems.
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Bump not sure if anyone seen it since I edited that post
     
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    Math is not my forte so if this is wrong, blame the Long Island public school system :lol:

    You want to raise your mag approximately 130 ppm, right? If so, then you would need to dose 60ml of product every day for approximately 7 days.
     
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    just follow those instructions and youre good to go.
     
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    im not gonna check your math, so yea what she said. lol.

    but that should get you to the low end of the scale , couple extra days and you wil lget it closer to high part.
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Should I dose the 1ml per gallon of water or the 2tsp's?
     
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    The 2 tsp instruction is for maintenance of your mag level only, not to raise it so you would want to dose the 1ml per gallon. I would REALLY like it if you waited for somebody to confirm my numbers though :lol:
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Alright I'll just wait for the confirmation lol