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Boiling Water

johnny70

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Does adding boiling water to my dry ferts mix have any adverse effects like rendering the ingredients useless?

Would boiled cool water be better?

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Should be ok with the potassium nitrate, potassium phosphate and potassium sulphate but not with the trace mix. Use cold water for the traces.

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Ok cheers James, I always have difficulty getting the GH Booster to mix :rolleyes: :rolleyes: so have been using hot water :oops:

Would using hot water be the reason for my trace(Garden Direct ones) not dissolving properly??

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GH booster should be fine with hot water as it just contains different salts. It's the chelated traces that may cause problems. I find with cold water they dissolve straight away. Always best to add the powdered traces to the water rather than water to the traces.

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johnny70 said:
Ok cheers James, I always have difficulty getting the GH Booster to mix :rolleyes: :rolleyes: so have been using hot water :oops:

Would using hot water be the reason for my trace(Garden Direct ones) not dissolving properly??

Cheers
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Again, thank you :) What I should have said is that even with boiling water the GH Booster doesn't really dissolve :? :? never thought to try with cold water.

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johnny70 said:
Again, thank you :) What I should have said is that even with boiling water the GH Booster doesn't really dissolve :? :? never thought to try with cold water.

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Hi,

are you possibly mixing the GH booster too strong/concentrated and reached the saturation point?

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John
 

johnny70

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using 1/2 tsp per 500ml so I don't think so, no :D

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johnny70 said:
using 1/2 tsp per 500ml so I don't think so, no :D

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deffo, how odd.
 

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When I mixed all my powders into a all in one solution most settled at the bottom too, I have a feed for an air line at the bottom of the bottle, and turned it on, two minutes later they were all mixed up!! :)
 

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