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Old 02-01-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Dry fertilizers mixed in advance


I want mix in advance dry fertilizers in water, enough for about 1 or 2 months at a time.
Should I use a small pump (like a Rio+ 50) that will run a few minutes per day to keep it well mixed? Or an airstone would be enough? Or nothing at all?
I will have 3 buckets of prepared additives : macros, micros and GH booster,
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I want mix in advance dry fertilizers in water, enough for about 1 or 2 months at a time.
Should I use a small pump (like a Rio+ 50) that will run a few minutes per day to keep it well mixed? Or an airstone would be enough? Or nothing at all?
I will have 3 buckets of prepared additives : macros, micros and GH booster,
I assume you are going to be using an autodoser for this?

I can see the potential use for a small pump/airstone to keep everything in the fertilizer bottle well mixed, but I don't think it will be necessary. In general, the fertilizers will stay dissolved and will not precipitate out of solution unless something happens (drop in temperature, etc).

I have let a bottle of macronutrients sit out on the shelf for a year, and nothing happened, so I think 1-2 months will be fine.
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Thanks!
Yes I will be using an autodoser
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