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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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Mixing Flourish Trace and Iron for dosing pump

I have decided to acquire a 3 pump dosing pump to automate my fertilization. I am dosing Potassium Nitrate, Monopotassium Phosphate and trace (including GH booster w/ every water change) using the EI method with a tweaked Nitrate dose. I want to introduce iron using Flourish Iron. I was wondering if I can mix the flourish trace and iron together using 1:1 ratio to replace my trace dosing. I only have 3 pumps and I want to avoid buying another dosing pump just to dose iron. With the 1:1 ratio I will end up dosing 6 ml of the trace and iron mixture.

I wanted to know if anyone has done this before. Again my goal is to simplify the fertilization process hence the use of the dosing pump but unfortunately I only have 3 pumps and an additional pump will probably cost me another $100+ so I wanted to know if I can save money by just mixing iron and trace.
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I don't see why not.

You could also mix your macronutrients together, if you wanted to (you would just need to figure out the ratio of the potassium phosphate and potassium nitrate).


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