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    Posted: September 30 2016 at 12:07am
I have a gallon of magnesium chloride from BRS and i was told i can use epsom salt as a part b to mix it. Has anyone done this before or knows how much epsom salt i need to mix to make up for magnesium sulfate.
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Yes, Just mixed some up this week. A 64 ounce bag then add RO/DI water to make a gallon of volume. Takes a lot of shaking to get it to dissolve.
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You may benefit from reading this, about DIY Mg, Alk and Ca:
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On the container it says to mix 5 cups of magnesium chloride and 3 cups of magnesium sulfate so should i stick with same recipe by adding 5 cups of chloride and 3 cups of epsom salt? What brand epsom salt did you use and where to buy it locally?
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Yes, that is right. Epsom Salt is high purity MgSO4. It is very cheap, like <$5 dollars for a ~4 lb. bag at Walmart in the pharmacy area. In my own and my maintenance accounts, Epsom Salt(despite its limitations), along with Kent Coral-Vite is all I use for occasional Mg supplementation.

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I have a bag of Epson salt you can have.   Text if you want it.   8014507647. I'm in west Jordan too.
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I got my answer. Thanks everyone, appreciate the help.
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