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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-27-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By Zorfox
Yes, he certainly was. He helped me with several...

Yes, he certainly was. He helped me with several projects as well.

I do have a basic calculator running here (http://www.zorfox.com/calculator/). This one is FAR from done. In fact, it will only...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-27-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By Zorfox
Unfortunately, Carlos Flores aka Wet passed away...

Unfortunately, Carlos Flores aka Wet passed away a few months ago. He was trying to move YANC to an ORG to enable others to control the site. Sadly, it was never completed before his death.

I've...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-25-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Zorfox
Short answer, it would be okay to dose more. ...

Short answer, it would be okay to dose more.

I don't agree with using such small measures when dosing. It's simply not accurate enough.

Let's say you like a teaspoon of sugar in your coffee....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-19-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Zorfox
I would go with EI if you're injecting CO2...

I would go with EI if you're injecting CO2 provided you don't mind water changes. Are your current nitrate levels a result of nitrates in your tap water?

I'm sure you'll hear a hundred different...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-13-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Zorfox
My experiance with dirted tanks seems hit or miss...

My experiance with dirted tanks seems hit or miss without mineralizing the soil. If the soil isn't mineralized it seems to be a bit of a lottery.

Remember, the organic matter manufacturers use...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-13-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By Zorfox
That's exactly what I did Matt. My...

That's exactly what I did Matt.

My calculations were based on using KNO3, KH2PO4 and Plantex since that's what most of us have on hand. So rather than limiting N I chose to have excess K.

As we...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-12-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By Zorfox
Welcome to my world! lol

Welcome to my world! lol
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-12-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By Zorfox
Those numbers are based on 24% nitrogen not NO3. ...

Those numbers are based on 24% nitrogen not NO3.

N 719
NO3 3,185

719 * 4.43 = 3,185

Beyond that I don't follow...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-12-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By Zorfox
I plugged the Miracle gro numbers into a nutrient...

I plugged the Miracle gro numbers into a nutrient calculator I had written. Below is a side by side comparison of Miracle gro and a DIY version (don't forget to scroll down in the code window).

As...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-09-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By Zorfox
I can't put my fingers on their composition atm....

I can't put my fingers on their composition atm. However, if I remember correctly it's a standard GH booster. You're currently dosing GH booster to about 0.75 dGH. In reality it should be about 2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-09-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Zorfox
I agree with Phil. Circulation is vital in a...

I agree with Phil. Circulation is vital in a planted tank. The number of gallons for your pump does not equate to proper circulation. Directing flow to provide mixing of the entire body of water is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-09-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By Zorfox
What brand GH booster do you use? Most have...

What brand GH booster do you use?

Most have potassium so K2SO4 may not be needed as mentioned. Depending on the brand you're using the booster dose may be a tad small.

Other than that, your...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-07-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,800
Posted By Zorfox
Thanks. That's nice to hear! The initial...

Thanks. That's nice to hear!

The initial post was geared towards education. Hobbies are much like people IMO. We're all helpless infants from day one ( I certainly was :confused1:). Then we have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-06-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Zorfox
Comprehensive has the trace elements you need and...

Comprehensive has the trace elements you need and more. No need for the trace mix IMO.

There can be several reactions among fertilizers. The most common problem being phosphate and iron...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-05-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Zorfox
I would also reduce your H2O2 spray to every few...

I would also reduce your H2O2 spray to every few days or ultimately as needed. Hair grass tolerates emersed growth well. In fact most plants I've grown emersed grow well in normal air. The transition...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-05-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Zorfox
Those numbers look good to me. Definitely use the...

Those numbers look good to me. Definitely use the comprehensive or trace. They are still nutrients plants need. I would personally use the comprehensive since it also has Ca and Mg. Maybe 0.08 ml of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-05-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Zorfox
You got it! We simply want water with those...

You got it!

We simply want water with those nutrient levels.

Yes, GH does make a difference.

When we hear GH in this hobby, most people refer to magnesium and calcium. Many boosters also...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-05-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Zorfox
The link was for the levels below. We want our...

The link was for the levels below. We want our foliar spray nutrient levels to be on the high end of those numbers.

NO3 range 5-30ppm (KNO3)
K+ range 10-30ppm (K2SO4 or GH booster)
PO4 range...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-05-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Zorfox
I got a chuckle off of the Peroxide and flourish...

I got a chuckle off of the Peroxide and flourish concoction. No, it's definitely not a good idea to mix peroxide with fertilizers. Especially trace mixes.

I like the idea of foliar feeding with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-28-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,073
Posted By Zorfox
That's nice to hear. Thanks!

That's nice to hear. Thanks!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-24-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Zorfox
Sorry, I don't understand the question. Is...

Sorry, I don't understand the question.

Is it a good idea to use DTPA with high PH? Yes.

I think three forms of Fe would be the ideal method, but that's just me. ie. Ferrous gluconate, EDTA and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-24-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Zorfox
I wouldn't think so. However, you can just target...

I wouldn't think so. However, you can just target Plantex for 0.5 ppm and add another 0.2-0.3 ppm of DTPA if it concerns you. You'd have to dose quite a lot of iron to cause issues. Always err on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-24-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Zorfox
3:2 ratio is a total of 5 parts We need the...

3:2 ratio is a total of 5 parts

We need the percentage of each part...

3 / 5 = 0.6 (60%)
2 / 5 = 0.4 (40%)


So we need 60% and 40% of something.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-21-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Zorfox
Here's some fun math... Using Plantex CSM +B...

Here's some fun math...

Using Plantex CSM +B to equal the iron level of Tropica Premium we add 3.573 grams of Plantex to 300ml of water. Now we have a comparable micro solution.

One pound of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-21-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Zorfox
You're right to question such a large difference....

You're right to question such a large difference. However, it actually is the correct dose. Most commercial fertilizers aren't designed for non-limiting dosing. Now you know why most of us use...
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