Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
CSM+B missing some important Traces
CSM+B is missing these Traces:
Sodium (we can add this through Baking soda)
Sulphur (we can add this through sulphates)
Potassium - Protein synthesis, water and charge balance, enzyme activation.
Boron - Chlorophyll production, flowering, root growth, cell function.
Carbon - Required for all organic compounds.
Calcium - Cell wall stability and permeability, enzyme activation, cell response to stimuli.
Chlorine - Water and charge balance, photosynthesis.
Copper - Component of enzymes utilized in redox reactions that take place during photosynthesis.
Iron - Required for photosynthesis, component of enzymes utilized in redox reactions.
Magnesium - Component of chlorophyll, enzyme activation.
Manganese - Formation of amino acids, enzyme activation.
Molybdenum and Cobalt - Required for nitrate reduction.
Nickel - Enzyme activation, processing of nitrogenous material.
Sulfur - Component of proteins and the coenzymes that are involved with nutrient utilization and growth.
Zinc - Chlorophyll production, enzyme activation.
Why does it matter? Nickel help absorb Urea, if you are dosing seachem Nitrogen and using CSM+b you wont see the best results. i think csm+b can be improved simily by ading adding some NiCl2. Cobalt, i dont think we have to worry much about this one.
the reason i ask because am looking for a better Trace than the CSM+B, i was looking at Azomite trace element, i think it got tons of trace elements. but i never used it before, has anyone ever used it?
Last edited by happi; 09-24-2013 at 02:04 PM.