Gh Booster Mix ( Calcium and Magenesium source )
Gh Booster 250g
Contains 1 part Magnesium sulfate ( MgSO4) 3 parts Potassium sulfate ( K2so4) and 3 parts Calcium sulfate (CaSO4) which are essential for protein synthesis, root and lignin development and nutrient transport.
Raises General Hardness (GH) in soft water and RO water sources.
Instructions per 100L: Add 15 grams into 100L tank after a weekly water change. This will add 3dGh
*Amounts above are for reference only. Your planted aquarium may need more or less depending on many factors.
- 15 grams into 100L will yield
- 5.00ppm Mg
- 15.00ppm K
- 15.00ppm Ca
Store in cool dark environment
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Calcium for planted tank!
Calcium is one of the six macronutrients that every aquatic plant need. Plants use macronutrients in a large amount regularly. As every plant uses them so much, macronutrients should be added to the aquarium on a regular basis.
Calcium is absorbed as Ca2+ ion by the aquatic plants. Calcium helps the function of many organisms of a plant. Calcium is a vital nutrient for the development of the cell membrane as well as cell wall. It also stimulates the rate of cell division. Absorption as well as the conversion rate of nitrate and carbohydrate metabolism rate are also controlled by it.
The calcium that is stored in the plant tissue becomes non-transportable. So, terrestrial plants need a constant supply of calcium. But it is not that much of a problem for aquatic plants because, they can absorb Ca2+ ion from the water column using their leaves.
Why aquatic plants need Calcium?
=>It is a component of cell wall and cell membrane.
=>It provides strength to the plant.
=>Helps the transportation of other nutrients within the plants.
=>Yellowish margin appears on the young leaves.
=>Deformation of leaves may appear.
Calcium deficiency? Uptakes and requirements of Calcium by the aquarium plants are still unclear. But, it is sure that, calcium deficiency can only appear in soft water. The water that is supplied by the city contains sufficient amount of calcium. So, if you perform water changes regularly, there should be always sufficient amount of calcium in your aquarium.
Role of Magnesium in Planted Tank!
Aquatic plants absorb Magnesium in the Mg2+ form. It is a member of the macronutrients for aquatic plants. Plants, especially aquatic plants need Magnesium often in larger amounts.
Why Aquatic plants need Magnesium?
Magnesium plays an important role in the photosynthesis of aquarium plants. The chlorophyll molecule has Magnesium in the center of it. Magnesium also takes part in various other functions such as formation of DNA,RNA and Protein, activation of enzymes, phosphate transportation, fat,vitamin and carbohydrate formation, energy transmission and so on. Magnesium is transportable within the plants. The growing parts of the plants have a concentrated amount of Magnesium.
Magnesium deficiency symptoms:
=>The leaf tissue becomes pale, though the vein remains green.
=>Symptoms of magnesium deficiency first appear on older leaves.