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SpecialEffect 02-11-2013 09:43 PM

Time to DIY Dry Fert ;)
 
Im finally finishing my pfertz supply of high tech +.
Basically means im going to start my own DIY or follow something else.
There are many out there, trying to figure out whats the easiest to use.
Also, would love to re-use my pfertz bottles ;)

Going to head out soon to buy myself measuring spoons and going to find myself a vitamin box thing... I want to prepare my doses in advance for the week(s) (if i do straight up dry doses and not use liquids) since i wake up very early in the morning and dont feel like measuring every bit :P

At my disposal i have,

Aquarium Fertilizer(brand),
Potassium Nitrate
Mono potassium phosphate
Potassium Sulfate

The Plant Guy Ferts
Magnesium Sulfate
13% chelated Iron
Micro-Nutrient Mix
GH Booster Blend

Ebay
Urea Nitrate


OTHER
Seachem Excel
Seachem Equilibrium
Flourish Comprehensive

Thanks,

sorry for the headaches!v:bounce:

p.s: i need to dose magnesium.

ronnie6989 02-11-2013 10:41 PM

Whats up SpecialEffect.......I would like to do DIy ferts my self....Keep me in the Loop - like to know how you do.....I would use a gram scale to measure it out...

Later Ronnie

Darkblade48 02-11-2013 11:14 PM

Looks like you have quite the arsenal at your disposal.

I would recommend against using the urea nitrate, however.

SpecialEffect 02-12-2013 09:21 PM

Whats wrong with urea nitrate?
No one has any fert ideas?
For high tech... EI is best method?

l8nite 02-12-2013 09:25 PM

I've been loving these containers for my dry ferts. 5 weeks at a time (3x macro, 3x micro). Individually capped, so I can just grab and dump.



This picture is a little out of date, because I switched to 3x micro, so instead of 6 weeks (as shown) I now have 5 weeks measured out:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24247931/Aq...4/IMG_4219.JPG

SpecialEffect 02-12-2013 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by l8nite (Post 2522978)
I've been loving these containers for my dry ferts. 5 weeks at a time (3x macro, 3x micro). Individually capped, so I can just grab and dump.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00


This picture is a little out of date, because I switched to 3x micro, so instead of 6 weeks (as shown) I now have 5 weeks measured out:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24247931/Aq...4/IMG_4219.JPG


That is the neat thing... You showed it to
Me in PM last time... But no shipping to canada :( you ever see something similar on ebay?

Darkblade48 02-12-2013 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpecialEffect (Post 2522930)
Whats wrong with urea nitrate?
No one has any fert ideas?
For high tech... EI is best method?

Urea nitrate is bad because urea breaks down into ammonia, which can be toxic to livestock.

l8nite 02-13-2013 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpecialEffect (Post 2523978)
That is the neat thing... You showed it to
Me in PM last time... But no shipping to canada :( you ever see something similar on ebay?

D'oh I forgot :)

Send me your address in PM, I can hook you up.


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