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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2016, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Auto Dosing for EI

Just wondering if anyone does this. I recently got a JB-4 doser and was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to go about mixing my dry ferts into solutions. Can I mix KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4, and CSMB micro mix all into one solution? Thank you all in advance for any help!


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2016, 08:47 AM
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I'm not too familiar with your doser, but as it appears to be a peristaltic pump, I assume you can control how much liquid is dosed.

There are various calculators that you can find to make up stock solutions; do note that there is usually an upper limit on solubility (the calculators will warn you when you are reaching this limit).

For mixing, the macronutrients can be mixed together, but the micronutrients should be by themselves. This is because of the potential for iron phosphate to precipitate out when the trace mix is mixed with the potassium phosphate.

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Awesome this is what I was looking for. Do you have a link to one of the calculators? Thanks for your reply!


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 12:32 AM
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Online calculator, or a desktop version in my sig.

The JB-4 can dose up to 24 times per day.

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My auto dosing thread

thats a thread i started a couple a months ago, let me know if you have any specific questions.


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 02:50 AM
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My auto dosing thread

thats a thread i started a couple a months ago, let me know if you have any specific questions.
Thanks for the thread slithy. I was interested in auto-dosing also.
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