Magnesium Chloride in KZN

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    Hi everyone. Anyone in KZN dosing diy ca, alk and mg and if you do where do you buy it from?
     
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    I know some guys are using Mg sulphate, was hoping to get Mg chloride.
     
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    I use a mixture of mgcl & mgso4.
    Protea chemicals stocks mgcl!
     
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    Thanks @Visser

    I went to Protea Chemicals today and did some chemical shopping.

    25kg each of CaCl, MgCl and sodium carbonate

    My pH is 8.0 and I was planning to bake my sodium bicarbonate to make sodium carbonate and increase my pH at the same time. When I went to protea I asked about this and they said they stock sodium carbonate as well so I bought that to avoid the time and effort involved with baking it.

    Was this a smart lazy move or a stupid one? Should I have stuck with the sodium bicarbonate in the first place?
     
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    Hmm, might have been a smart move... I know that sometimes when using pure sodium carbonate, you can get a precipitate all over your glass, but thats not always the case.
    I mix my sodium carbonate & bicarb in 25-75% ratio & found it to work just as well!
    Just keep a close eye on your tank after you start dosing it!
     
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    Thanks Visser. I'll start with the mg and then recheck everything, then slowly add the sodium carb. Will post about it when I'm done.
     
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