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Old 12-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Plantex CSM+ B.....enough iron?


I have HC that is yellowing a bit.

Will the plantex CSM+B have enough iron in it to suffice for my 125g tank with dosing 1/2 tsp 3x a week?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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I have HC that is yellowing a bit.

Will the plantex CSM+B have enough iron in it to suffice for my 125g tank with dosing 1/2 tsp 3x a week?

Chad what is your mg levels? i think 1/2tsp is more than enough Fe for your plants.
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hey happi

i have no way of checking my mg lvls atm. ill try to get a test kit tomorrow.

but that too is in the plantex
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hey happi

i have no way of checking my mg lvls atm. ill try to get a test kit tomorrow.

but that too is in the plantex
no need to test for it, if you really want to test it go for it or we can try dosing extra Mg if you want.

before we do that, are you dosing any other source of mg, such as GH booster etc??

if not, then dose 1tsp Mg 3x week and make sure Ca levels are close to 30ppm or long as there is some Ca is present in the water. try to give further detail about your water parameter.
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i was looking at your 125g Journal

i have question

how is co2 and flow?? are your other plants doing ok? how is their color, faded???
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i have the co2 coming on 1 hour prior to lights and by the time the lights come on my drop checker is nearing yellow already. So i believe that that should be ok.

My photo period was 7 hours, i just increased it to 8 hours

And i must admit that i have been slacking on m y fert dosing lately

flow is insane with my fx5. i actually dialed it down a tad. BUT it still keeps the plants a-swaying.

All the other plants are doing ok. Maybe the Blyxa jap could look a bit better.

I add 1 1/2 tbsp of GH booster on sunday after the 50% WC
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i follow Barrs IE dosing regime

100 - 125 Gallon Aquarium
+/- 1 1/2 tsp KN03 3x a week
+/- tsp KH2P04 3x a week
+/- 1.25 tsp GH booster once a week(water change only)
+/- tsp (30ml) Trace 3x a week
50% weekly water change
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Rather than testing for MG, I just added some to look for changes. Epsom salt from the drug store or greenhouse is so cheap that it is cheaper than testing. Helped my situation overnight.
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Rather than testing for MG, I just added some to look for changes. Epsom salt from the drug store or greenhouse is so cheap that it is cheaper than testing. Helped my situation overnight.
thx, how much do you add?

edit: disregard. I used the Fertilator to get it. Thx for the suggestion
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