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Aheartlessfish 06-15-2012 03:21 AM

Dosing Iron Chelate Dry
 
I have some iron chelate 13%. Was wondering if anyone doses this dry. If so whats the amount that you use?

If thats not the case does anyone have a good recipe for a 500ml bottle?

thanks

m00se 06-15-2012 03:51 AM

http://calc.petalphile.com/

Aheartlessfish 06-15-2012 05:06 AM

great website :D thanks

so im getting 582 mg for EI dosing...which converts to...1/10th tsp? Maybe use a 1/8 teaspoon for easy use?

cant convert mg into ml but i looked up a conversion for table salt and just went with that.

any comments on this?

m00se 06-15-2012 05:20 AM

There'a no way to convert from a mass to a volume so you are correct there :-D

You don't mention where you're putting this 582 mg so it's hard to say. ..That would be.582 grams so a bit over half a gram. I would estimate that to be about 1/3 teaspoon, give or take.

Aheartlessfish 06-15-2012 06:04 AM

dry fert style...ferts dissolved in cup then straight into tank

1/3 teaspoon fe sounds like over dose...for a 40 gallon :O

Crispino L Ramos 06-15-2012 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aheartlessfish (Post 1903226)
I have some iron chelate 13%. Was wondering if anyone doses this dry. If so whats the amount that you use?

If thats not the case does anyone have a good recipe for a 500ml bottle?

thanks

I mix two tablespoons of dry iron chelate powder in 500 ml of RO water. I dose one ml of iron mixture per 10 gallons of tank water three times a week.

Aheartlessfish 06-15-2012 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crispino Ramos (Post 1903409)
I mix two tablespoons of dry iron chelate powder in 500 ml of RO water. I dose one ml of iron mixture per 10 gallons of tank water three times a week.

do you keep your solution at room temp? i heard keeping it at room temp = you have to adjust the dosage some how...

i dont plan on putting my iron in the fridge...stuff is poison if someone accidently drinks it

NWA-Planted 06-15-2012 02:48 PM

I just drop all my dry fertz in my Sump

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Mr. Fish 06-15-2012 02:55 PM

If u store it in room temp its good to add a little excel in it.

I just dose mine dry, makes things a lot more simplified

Fishies_in_Philly 06-15-2012 02:58 PM

Just dump the whole bag in and you're good for 2 years ;)

Fishies_in_Philly 06-15-2012 02:59 PM

And i would listen to cris. His plants are impeccable, so whatever he is doing is decinitely working. :)

Crispino L Ramos 06-15-2012 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aheartlessfish (Post 1903591)
do you keep your solution at room temp? i heard keeping it at room temp = you have to adjust the dosage some how...

i dont plan on putting my iron in the fridge...stuff is poison if someone accidently drinks it

You can make a smaller amount of mixture so it doesn't stay bottled at room temperature for many months. I have many tanks and a 500 ml bottle only lasts for a month. Whatever oxidation that occurs should be minimal and insignificant for healthy plants in a home setting. It might be significant for large scale commercial nurseries or laboratories. :wink:

Aheartlessfish 06-26-2012 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Fish (Post 1903608)
If u store it in room temp its good to add a little excel in it.

I just dose mine dry, makes things a lot more simplified

what ratio do you use when dosing dry? (and your tank size)


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