|02-12-2013 01:16 AM|
No, but this:
is some food for thought. EDTA seems to have a fairly high affinity for metals.
|02-12-2013 12:34 AM|
|02-12-2013 12:16 AM|
Reality, however, is not always the same as theoretical.
|02-11-2013 10:07 PM|
|homemadepopcorn||Were you using chelated Fe? I didn't think that you'd form metal phosphates using chelated micros.|
|02-11-2013 05:37 PM|
Correct, and not to hijack but Congrats, Anthony!
To be safe, I dose them about 5mins apart after the WC. Some folks don't even do that, they just dose on either sides of the tank.
This is really more of a concern if you are making dosing liquids. Then of course, you wouldn't want to mix them together.
I will say this; I dose lots of Fe and I did once turn my tank water into milk. That was my fault though, I dumped them in the tank after a WC with no pumps or filters running and to top it off, I dumped them right ontop of eachother...
|02-11-2013 05:24 PM|
Given that we are dosing small amounts of fertilizer and they are diluted rather quickly in the aquarium, the chances of iron phosphate forming are lower (still possible, however).
I think the one day where the macro and micronutrients are doubled up is fine.
|02-11-2013 05:18 PM|
I just thought by dosing both Micro & Macro on the same day is a waste since iron and phosphate form ferric phosphate which is unsoluble when they are dosed too close together ? Im still new at dry ferts also so dont shoot me ;-)
|02-11-2013 05:08 PM|
Actually, I really wasn't giving them a "resting period". I just always thought it was silly to either not dose after a water change or just dose one, micro or macro.
The only reason I do it that way really, is so that at no point there is a "shortage" of nutrients.
On a side note, sometimes the day before a water change I dose a little extra for no other reason than "just in case". If they don't need it and I am adding too much, no biggy since I am doing a water change the following day. 80%.
|02-11-2013 04:24 PM|
Dempsey... Its intresting that you are giving the plants a resting period the day after a water change, would you explain this ?
Wouldnt it be better to give the plants a resting period the day before a water change so that any excess nutrients in the water can be took in from the plants and then taken out by the water change?
|02-11-2013 04:16 PM|
Yeah, that looks fine. Here is the only thing that I would change but you don't have to.
friday = 50% water changes, GH booster 1/2 Tsp, 3/4 Tsp-KN03,3/16 Tsp-KH2P04 , 1/4 Tsp k2so4, 3/16Tsp-Trace, 1/4 Tsp Iron
Saturday = Nothing
sunday = 3/4 Tsp-KN03,3/16 Tsp-KH2P04, 1/4 Tsp k2so4
monday = 3/16Tsp-Trace 1/4 Tsp Iron
tuesday = 3/4 Tsp-KN03,3/16 Tsp-KH2P04 1/4 Tsp k2so4
wednesday=3/16Tsp-Trace, 1/4 Iron Tsp
thursday= 3/4 Tsp-KN03,3/16 Tsp-KH2P04 1/4 Tsp k2so4
|02-11-2013 12:54 AM|
dosing a 72 bow tank
Im recieving the following dry ferts tomorrow:
10% iron cause my PH is 6.6
Giving that im off thursday and fridays, fridays is my sunday :
friday = 50% water changes, GH booster 1/2 Tsp
Saturday = 3/4 Tsp-KN03,3/16 Tsp-KH2P04 , 1/4 Tsp k2so4
sunday = 3/16Tsp-Trace, 1/4 Tsp Iron
monday = 3/4 Tsp-KN03,3/16 Tsp-KH2P04, 1/4 Tsp k2so4,
tuesday = 3/16Tsp-Trace 1/4 Tsp Iron
wednesday=3/4 Tsp-KN03,3/16 Tsp-KH2P04 1/4 Tsp k2so4
thursday= 3/16Tsp-Trace, 1/4 Iron Tsp
Is this correct?