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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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Choosing the correct ferts

I've decided to take the plunge and go the dry fert route. I'm very new to dry ferts and I've done a little homework but its still a little confusing since every tank requirements are different.
The tank im wanting to try the EI dosing is:

75 gallon
High light
Pressurized C02
Moderately planted
Flourite substrate

I looked online " and I'm guessing these are the nutrients I'm needing.... Do I need to add anything else / not needed ?

Macro micro nutrient mix
Iron chelate
Planted csm+boron
Potassium nitrate

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 03:18 AM
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Rather than getting a macronutrient mix (which would not allow you to customize your macronutrients), you should just get the chemicals separately.

You already have the potassium nitrate on your list, all you need is the potassium phosphate.

You may want to get a GH booster (CaSO4, K2SO4, and MgSO4 in a 3:3:1 ratio), depending on your water chemistry.


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